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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Suggest treatment for tenderness in metatarsal

I have tenderness on the tuberosity of the fifth metatarsal. it hurts at times when I walk and has a burning feeling to it. If I apply pressure on the tuberosity with my finger or bump it, it really burns. How do I treat it? I do tend to walk on the outside of my foot, that s where my shoes wear, and I ve started walking much more than I used to, 3 to 5 miles a day.
Mon, 20 Jul 2015
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I have studied your case and reports

Canal stenosis leads to burning/numb sensation and pain in your foot.
MRI shows mild to moderate disc bulge with canal stenosis.
Another possibility of metatarsal stress fracture.

For these symptoms analgesic and neurotropic medication can be started.
Till time, avoid lifting weights, Sit with support to back. You can consult physiotherapist for help.
Physiotherapy like ultrasound and interferential therapy will give quick relief.
I will advise to check your vit B12 and vit D3 level.

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Wishing you good health.

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