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In today’s episode I talk about how to recognize metatarsalgia and Morton’s Neuroma.
They can look alike but are very different.
Here are a few pearls to go by when evaluating the forefoot.
- Metatarsalgia is most common between the 2nd and 3rd distal metatarsal heads.
- Loss of plantar fat pad can contribute to metatarsalgia
- A tight calf increases metatarsal pressure significantly
- Calluses at the metatarsals can tell you there is too much pressure there
- Metatarsalgia responds extremely well with orthotics to re-establish the transmetatarsal arch and off-load the met heads.
- Morton’s Neuroma is most common between the 3rd and 4th metatarsals
- Morton’s neuroma can cause tingling in the toes.
- MN is made worse by a tight calf.
- MN and metatarsalgia are exacerbated by walking on hard surfaces barefooted
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