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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
References in periodicals archive ?
Maffulli, "Metatarsalgia and Morton's disease: comparison of outcomes between open procedure and neurectomy versus percutaneous metatarsal osteotomies and ligament release with a minimum of 2 years of follow-up," Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, vol.
Excessive shortening with transfer metatarsalgia and callus formation occurs in 20% to 40%.
Postoperative complications of tarsometatarsal joints injuries mainly include malunion metastatic metatarsalgia joint degeneration and traumatic arthritis.16 The malunion and metastatic metatarsalgia is mostly because of the early weight-bearing that lead to the abnormal stress transduction in the foot.
Its S-Gel Comfort Gel Skin forefoot cushion is designed to absorb shock and reduce pressure and friction associated with metatarsalgia (a type of pain and inflammation that occurs in the ball of the foot) and neuromas (a painful condition also referred to as a pinched nerve, it involves a benign growth of nerve tissue frequently found between the third and fourth toes that brings on pain, a burning sensation, tingling or numbness).
During treatment for the metatarsalgia, the patient reported performing a plank (core stability exercise) and feeling immediate discomfort on the angle of the eighth rib on the right.
We chose to ask about injuries by body region and not trust reliability of self-report diagnoses (eg, "foot" injury vs plantar fasciitis or metatarsalgia; and "knee" injury vs patellofemoral pain syndrome or patellar tendonopathy).
Morton's neuroma and metatarsalgia. Curr Opin Rheumatol.
Foot diseases were divided into muscular (injuries of the knee flexors or triceps surae, chronic compartment syndrome of the anterior compartment of the leg), tendinous (plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinopathy), bony (stress fractures, metatarsalgia).
Excision arthroplasty is normally undertaken in elderly or sedentary patients, given the loss of flexion strength of the first metatarsophalangeal joint and the possibility of transfer metatarsalgia in active patients.
Metatarsalgia, where the bones in your feet are injured, inflamed or abnormal, causing an imbalance in the way your foot bears weight and moves during walking.