metatarsophalangeal joints

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met·a·tar·so·pha·lan·ge·al joints (MTP),

[TA]
the condylar or ellipsoid synovial joints between the heads of the metatarsals and the bases of the proximal phalanges of the toes.

met·a·tar·so·pha·lan·ge·al joints

(met'ă-tahr'sō-fă-lan'jē-ăl joynts) [TA]
The spheroid synovial joints between the heads of the metatarsals and the bases of the proximal phalanges of the toes.
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Generalized metatarsophalangeal stiffness: Simultaneous treatment to multiple metatarsophalangeal articulations was carried out with the patient in a supine position.
First metatarsophalangeal articulation (big toe): Depending on the direction of detected restriction, pressure for 15-seconds was applied in either extension, flexion, or both directions.
Third and fourth metatarsophalangeal articulation (sometimes in the presence of concomitant Morton's neuralgia): Mobilisation was carried out with the patient in a supine position.
The lack of mobility at metatarsophalangeal articulations, in MAW, leads to increased amplitude in ankle flexion-extension.