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Blog posts tagged with 'metatarsal stress fracture'

What is a stress riser?

How do stress risers affect bone healing and fractures?Stress risers

The image to the right is one of those moments where my wife just shakes her head.  We were driving through northern New Mexico when I pulled over to the side of the road and got out of the car - in the middle of nowhere.  And I took a picture...

Foot Care 101: Metatarsal Stress Fractures

How did I get a fracture?  I didn’t do anything to hurt my foot?         

Metatarsal Stress Fracture

“I was late for the plane, so I grabbed my carry-on bag and ran like heck to make the flight.  I was the last passenger on.  But when I got on the plane, I realized that my foot hurt.  It’s been hurting now for about 2 week...

Toe Spring | What is it and why is it helpful?

What is Toe Spring?Toe Spring

Toe spring is the term used to describe a shoe or foot insert that enables rolling off the forefoot. Let me create the visual – think clog, men’s wing tip shoes or MBT Shoes. Each of these are examples of what is also called a forefoot rocker (aka toe spring.)

Toe Spring – is t...

Metatarsal Transfer Lesions | Causes and treatment options

The forefoot is designed to work as a unit. With each step, the multiple bones of the forefoot are intended to distribute load bearing in an equal distribution. In theory, each metatarsal head should carry an equal amount of load. A metatarsal transfer lesion occurs when one metatarsal head carries more than its fair share of load.

How do I treat a metatarsal stress fracture?

What's the best way to treat a metatarsal stress fracture? This article explores the use of a forefoot compression sleeve and walking cast.

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