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#769 Intractable dubious metatarsalgia diagnosis

Today’s episode comes from one of the Doc On The Run YouTube viewers.

Casey wrote in and he said,

“This year I suffered from this problem after switching to zero drop running shoes and I was finally running pain free. The zero drop running shoes made me into a forefoot runner instead of a heel striker. I was doing great but then I started having pain in the ball of my foot from a callus. I then started having this pain and I did exactly what you said to do in this video and it worked great and specifically this video showing how to remove a callus in a specific way with a specific technique.”

He also said, “Great information here, everything I was researching kept saying it was metatarsalgia but my pain was different. Thank you for the great video.”

Many runners get unfairly stuck with a metatarsalgia diagnosis.

What is the intractable dubious metatarsalgia diagnosis?

Well, that’s what we’re talking about today but the Doc On The Run Podcast.

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#737 Are “stress reaction” and “metatarsalgia” the same?

Today’s question comes from one of the YouTube viewers. Tasnim, wrote in and wanted to know whether or not “stress reaction” is the same terminology that is used in the UK for the term “metatarsalgia”.

This question points out how confusing these two terms can be when you have forefoot pain that might be a stress fracture, might be a plantar plate sprain, or could even be a neuroma.

Are stress “reaction” and “metatarsalgia” the same terms?

Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.

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