metatarsalgia

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metatarsalgia

 [met″ah-tahr-sal´jah]
pain and tenderness in the metatarsal region.
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met·a·tar·sal·gi·a

(met'ă-tar-sal'jē-ă),
Pain in the forefoot in the region of the heads of the metatarsals.
[meta- + G. algos, pain]
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metatarsalgia

(mĕt′ə-tär-săl′jə)
n.
A cramping burning pain that focuses in the region of the metatarsal bones of the foot.
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tailor’s bunion

Inflammation of the 5th metatarsal at the base of the little toe; named after the seated position of tailors who sat cross-legged, compressing a pressure point of the little toe that corresponded to the site of inflammation.

Types
• Intrinsic—due to congenital bone defects, which is distinctly rare.
• Extrinsi—caused by footwear that puts pressure on the 5th metatarsal.

Clinical findings
Pain over the lateral base of the fifth toe; if extreme and prolonged, the skin may ulcerate.

Management
Padded and/or wider shoes; surgery is a last resort.
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metatarsalgia

Orthopedics Pain of the forefoot at the plantar aspect of the metatarsal head DiffDx Neuroma, intermetatarsal bursitis Defects causing excess local pressure Depressed metatarsal, elongated metatarsal with abnormal metatarsal parabola, ↓ plantar fat pad, accessory sesamoids, overpronation with hypermobile first ray Management ↓ pressure under affected metatarsal head, metatarsal pads to unload metatarsal, arch supports or orthotics, Spenco insoles to ↓ shear forces and pad, thick, curved midsole–rocker-bottom–shoes to ↓ forces under the metatarsals
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

met·a·tar·sal·gi·a

(met'ă-tahr-sal'jē-ă)
Pain in the forefoot in the region of the heads of the metatarsals.
[meta- + G. algos, pain]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

metatarsalgia

Pain in the long bones of the foot (METATARSALS).
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005