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Extreme pain in 3rd and 4th Toe of left foot, occasionally. Cause for pain?

On occasion i have extremely sharp pains shooting in my 3rd and 4th toe of left foot . It is aggravated by certain shoes, but will also happen with the shoes that normally don t cause it. When i take a step i can barely put my foot down completely but it is not every step and not every day. Doing it today but not last week...
Asked On : Mon, 14 Jan 2013
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thank you for your query.

you are suffering from Metatarsalgia.Metatarsalgia (literally metatarsal pain) colloquially known as stone bruise is a general term used to refer to any painful foot condition affecting the metatarsal region of the foot.
This is a common problem that can affect the joints and bones of the metatarsals.
Metatarsalgia is most often localized to the first metatarsal head (the ball of the foot just behind the big toe).but it is seen in other toes also.

- Using metatarsal pads and other orthotic devices can help provide relief, even in the early phases of treatment.
-Stretching and strengthening exercises should be done carefully
-special shoes are available which cushion the heel and toes.

recovery takes some time but the symptoms will recede soon.

thank you,
wishing you good health
Answered: Mon, 22 Jul 2013
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