Conservative treatments, such as ice and rest, metatarsal pads or orthotics can often relieve metatarsalgia symptoms. Occasionally surgery to shorten a long metatarsal or address associated hammertoe deformities may be necessary to relieve pain and redistribute weight.
Elizabeth A. Brown, DPM
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- How is metatarsalgia treated?
What is peroneal tenosynovitis?
Peroneal tenosynovitis is an overuse injury to the tendons that run past the back, outside part of the ankle. These tendons travel behind the ankle bone to connect the muscles of the lower leg with the foot, helping with the actions of toe pointing or turning out the sole of the foot. Injury can range from simple tendinitis to subluxation, in which one or both tendons slip out of their normal position. The tendons may also tear in line with the fibers (longitudinal tear) or at times rupture.
How can wearing high heels hurt my feet?
Michael Roizen, MD, Internal Medicine, answeredCalluses, corns, ingrown toenails and hammertoes all result from cramming feet into steeply arched, unpadded shoes that force the foot forward. This can also irritate nerves on the ball of the foot, triggering neuromas. Despite the discomfort—or downright agony—many women continue to wear high heels and other painful shoes, according to the American Podiatric Medical Association. Unfortunately, once the feet go, so does physical activity. Can you guess what's right behind (or about to be on your behind)? That's right: weight gain.
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