Metatarsalgia is a generic term referring to pain in the forefoot in the region of the metatarsal heads.
System affected: musculoskeletal
Pain gradually develops and persists over the heads of one or more metatarsals. Pain is usually on the plantar surface and worse during midstance gait phase.
Pain is often chronic.
Rest: temporary alteration of weight-bearing activity; use of cane or crutch. For more physically active pati...
Birbilis T, Theodoropoulou E, Koulalis D. Forefoot complaints—the Morton’s metatarsalgia. The role of MR imaging. Acta Medica (Hradec Kralove). 2007;50(3):221–222. [View Abst...
M77.40 Metatarsalgia, unspecified foot
G57.60 Lesion of plantar nerve, unspecified lower limb
M77.42 Metatarsalgia, left foot
M77.41 Metatarsalgia, right foot
G57.61 Lesion of plantar nerve, ri...
Metatarsalgia refers to pain of the plantar surface of the forefoot in the region of the metatarsal heads.
Metatarsalgia is common in athletes who participate in high-impact sports invo...
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