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Blog posts tagged with 'metatarsal stress fracture'

Metatarsal Transfer Lesions

Podiatrists discuss a transfer lesion as a complication of bunion surgery. What is a transfer lesion and how is it treated? This article explores the concept of transfer lesions and treatment options.

Forefoot Compression Sleeve | Indications for use

How do you speed the healing of metatarsal stress fractures? The Forefoot Compression Sleeve stabilizes fractures and controls forefoot edema. Works well in post-op shoes or in street shoes.

Do I have a metatarsal stress fracture?

What is a metatarsal stress fracture? This article explores the onset, symptoms and treatment options for metatarsal stress fractures.

Metatarsal Stress Fractures | Treatment with a Spring Plate.

How does a carbon fiber spring plate help heal metatarsal stress fractures? This article discusses use of spring plates in the treatment of these fractures.

Metatarsal Stress Fractures

The metatarsal bones are the long bones that extend from the mid-arch to the ball of the foot. Ideally, the five metatarsal bones share load applied to the forefoot. In cases where one metatarsal bone carries increased load, the bone fails to successfully carry that load and undergoes a stress reaction. This stress reaction results in a small crack in the metatarsal bone.