Metatarsus

What is Metatarsus?

The metatarsus or metatarsal bones are a group of five long bones in the foot, located between the tarsal bones of the hind- and mid-foot and the phalanges of the toes. Lacking individual names, the metatarsal bones are numbered from the medial side (the side of the great toe): the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth metatarsal (often depicted with Roman numerals). The metatarsals are analogous to the metacarpal bones of the hand. The lengths of the metatarsal bones in humans are, in descending order: second, third, fourth, fifth and first.

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3 and a half weeks ago, I twisted my ankle badly (grade 2 twist) and I fractured three bones in my foot (2 metatarsal and another one). I...

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Healing needs complete rest, and no movements. This will take time for 2-3 months as it is grade 2 twist and fracture...

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i was totally normal when i went to the university. when i was on my way back abd climbing down the stairs i felt sudden discomfort near the edge...

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It looks to me that you had a muscle sprain in your foot and that is causing pain. It can be due to new footwear. I would suggest you to take...

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I am just recovering from a 5th metatarsal fracture in my left foot and the bone is completely healed now. I have been doing many calf resistance...

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Hello ,

I have studied your case.

continue physiotherapy and exercises
take vitaminD with calcium
do hot and cold fomentation

it will take around 2...

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