forefoot pain

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Any abnormality of the foot that results in faulty weight distribution may produce forefoot pain. Metatarsalgia is a common finding in patients with:

  • hallux valgus
  • claw toes
  • pes cavus
  • flat feet

Other disorders that may cause metatarsalgia include:

  • Freiberg's disease
  • a metatarsal stress fracture
  • Morton's metatarsalgia

Last reviewed 01/2018