Patients often come to us with complaints they can describe but can’t explain. For instance, it’s not uncommon for a patient to say, “It feels like I have a small stone in my shoe…all the time.” If only they could remove their shoe and shake it out! But there is no stone. What they are experiencing, more often than not, is a dropped metatarsal bone.
Metatarsal bones are located mid-foot and are part of the toe structure. They will drop for many reasons, including heredity, weak muscles or ligaments, improper shoes or increased age. Many times trimming and padding the affected area will give temporary relief. However, the pain usually returns within weeks or months.
Long term treatments options include custom-made orthotics, lifting the dropped metatarsal or collagen injections. Our podiatrists will evaluate your condition and make a recommendation to keep you pain free.
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