PF pain base of 5th metatarsalsPosted by peter f on 4/10/03 at 08:50 (115837)
Dear Dr Z
Both heels are now better after eswt x3- butI still have pain at the base of my 5th metatarsals where a band of fascia inserts in the anatomy books-I have had one eswt Rx on each side but without the great reponse I have experienced in the heels. Have you seen PF here or is it just because patients have spent a year walking on the lateral side of their feet? Do you think it will self limit??
NB out of interest I had medial calcaneal nerve symptoms which settled after my last eswt
Re: PF pain base of 5th metatarsalsDr. Z on 4/10/03 at 10:05 (115840)
It probaby is your peroneal brevis tendon which inserts into the base of the left and right 5th met base. This can be the results of compensation
Re: PF pain base of 5th metatarsalspeter f on 4/11/03 at 02:59 (115922)
thanks Dr Z-shall I just give it more time (2.5 years now) or any specific Rx?
Re: PF pain base of 5th metatarsalsDr. Z on 4/11/03 at 09:16 (115931)
Physical therapy. local steriod injections, taping, are all very helpful for chronic peroneal tendonitis. May need an mri to rule out any tear or degeneration in these tendons
Re: PF pain base of 5th metatarsalsPeter F on 4/12/03 at 04:09 (115989)
Thanks again Dr Z