metatarsal

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metatarsal

[¦med·ə′tär·səl]
(anatomy)
Of or pertaining to the metatarsus.
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1) In this case, lesions were most commonly classified as grade II (smooth, thinly surfaced, circumscribed area on the plantar metatarsal pad; no distinct ulceration present) or grade V (cellulitis of the tissue surrounding a necrotic plug in an ulcer of the metatarsal pad; entire metatarsal pad may be affected; digits or foot may also be edematous; necrotic debris may start to accumulate in the metatarsal area, which suggests infection of the tendon sheaths; severe lameness, generally a chronic lesion).
Patients are also encouraged to use an orthotic equipped with a supportive metatarsal pad.
Shoe inserts, such as metatarsal pads, shock-absorbing insoles, and arch supports, may help.
Metatarsal pads can help distribute the pressure over a greater area of the foot, reducing pressure on the ball of the foot.