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Morton’s Neuroma

WHAT IS MORTON’S NEUROMA?

Morton’s Neuroma is a benign soft tissue mass that forms on the nerve which runs between the metatarsals and the ball of the foot. When the two metatarsal bones rub together, they squeeze the nerve that runs between them. This repeated squeezing, or repeated injury to the nerve, causes the nerve […]

Stress fractures

One-sided loads on the skeleton can, when intensity and load are too high, lead to stress fractures or fatigue fractures if the adaptive ability of the body is insufficient to cope. Stress fractures can affect children who begin athletic training as early as the age of 7 years. The frequency of stress fractures in adolescents […]

Morton’s Neuroma

SYMPTOMS

Sharp radiating exercise-induced pain or dysaestesia between two metatarsal bones, most often between MT III and MT IV, without obvious preceding trauma. There are often bilateral symptoms. Usually it occurs in adults and particularly in middleaged recreational athletes who wear tight shoes.

AETIOLOGY

This syndrome is caused by entrapment of an inter-digital nerve between […]

Fracture of Metatarsal Bones

SYMPTOMS

There is a sharp localised exerciseinduced pain over a metatarsal bone. Most commonly, MT IV or V are affected, often after a previous sprain or after a direct impact injury.

AETIOLOGY

The injury is either caused by direct impact, for example from football boot studs, or by excessive repetitive stress from forefoot running or […]