Forefoot pain in active people has bone, tendon, fascia or nerve causes

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Forefoot pain in active people has bone, tendon, fascia or nerve causes

Chris Milne

Chris Milne

X-ray
Stress fracture and avascular bone, if long-standing, can sometimes be seen on x-ray

Transferring the body weight to the forefoot allows the athlete to drive off and accelerate, and repeated activity puts its structures under strain, with problems likely to cause pain

The differential diagno­sis of pain in the toes was a subject covered last year (New Zealand Doctor, 7 November 2018), and in this issue we look more