Metatarsalgia occurs when one or more of the metatarsal heads become inflamed, usually due to excessive pressure over a long period of time. Metatarsalgia is often seen among athletes who take part in high-impact sports that involve running or jumping, such as tennis, football, baseball, soccer and track. Some people may have a long second metatarsal that can predispose them to this condition.
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What is the most common fracture of the foot and ankle?
The most common type of fracture is an ankle fracture. In this video, Christopher Hodgkins, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Baptist Health South Florida, explains that with more than 20 bones in the foot, there is a wide scope of vulnerability.
How is midfoot arthritis treated?
Treatment of midfoot arthritis usually entails resting the foot, taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication, wearing supportive shoes and using a cane or crutches. Weight loss may be recommended to reduce the burden on the foot. If these steps are unsuccessful, surgery may be needed to reduce pain.
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