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metatarsal

[¦med·ə′tär·səl]
(anatomy)
Of or pertaining to the metatarsus.
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Seven and a half months after admission, the primary pododermatitis lesion on the right foot encompassed the entire metatarsal pad (Fig 1).
High heels or pointy-toed shoes should be avoided, and metatarsal pads (FIGURE 1) can be placed inside the shoes to help off-load the metatarsal head.
Options for treating Morton's neuroma include changing shoe type, using insoles or metatarsal pads, taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), giving corticosteroid or sclerosing alcohol injections, and surgically excising or transposing the offending nerve.
Metatarsal pads can reduce plantar pressure in areas of painful calluses by lessening the weight bearing in these areas.
Shoe inserts, such as metatarsal pads, shock-absorbing insoles, and arch supports, may help.