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Unpleasant feeling of pressure under forefoot (metatarsals)

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by stefan, Feb 11, 2021.

  1. stefan

    stefan New Member

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    for about 10 years I have a very unpleasant feeling of pressure under the forefoot (metatarsals) of my right foot. The feeling of pressure occurs when walking, standing and also when sitting - at rest (e.g. lying down) the feeling of pressure is not noticeable.
    It feels as if the ball of the front foot has swollen or the sock has slipped under the ball of the foot. With greater stress (e.g. walking> 30 minutes) the forefoot feels like "squashed". If I sit with street shoes for a long time (e.g. in the office) the feeling of pressure increases after about 1-2 hours and I have the feeling that my forefoot is clamped in a vice.
    The foot complaints put so much stress on me in everyday life that I hardly go out of the house except for professional reasons.
    I am almost no longer able to wear sturdy shoes because the symptoms are almost unbearable. To be able to wear a shoe halfway, it has to be very light and without a heel. Then I remove the entire soft insole and glue a firm insole into it, since shoes with a soft insole make the symptoms even worse.
    Since the symptoms began, I have visited countless specialists (orthopedic surgeon, neurologist, rheumatologist, radiologist, phlebologist, foot specialist) - unfortunately without success so far. Various insoles or foot gymnastics, for example, also did not bring about any improvement. All MRI and X-rays are basically normal.
    Plantar plate dysfunction seems not the problem as the last orthopedic tells me the plantar plate is OK.

    I have no idea what could be the problem, maybe somebody in this forum can help me?


    (Sorry for my english, I'm no native speaker)
  2. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Super Moderator

    What you are describing has all the characteristics of plantar plate dysfunction
  3. stefan

    stefan New Member

    Plantar plate dysfunction seems not the problem as the last orthopedic tells me the plantar plate is OK (he did an ultrasonic).

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