how to treat metatarsalgia

How to treat metatarsalgia?

There is no one treatment for metatarsalgia as there is no one cause for metatarsalgia. The term ‘metatarsalgia’ means pain in the metatarsal region of the foot. Just from what the term means should be an alert to there having to be literally 100’s of different causes and that there can be no one treatment for it. The treatment has to be directed as what is causing the pain in the forefoot.

“Metatarsalgia” can be due to:

  1. A Morton’s neuroma.
  2. Plantar callus
  3. Sesamoiditis
  4. Stress fractures
  5. Rheumatoid Arthritis
  6. ‘Overload’ syndrome
  7. Fat pad atrophy
  8. Freibergs disease
  9. Plantar plate tear
  10. Osteoarthritis
  11. etc

Each of those causes of metatarsalgia is going to need a different treatment. There is no one treatment for metatarsalgia. If you think you have metatarsalgia or have been told you have metatarsalgia, then get a second opinion.

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