Metatarsal Problems

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Metatarsal Pathomechanical Conditions

All metatarsal heads normally bear weight. The ‘tripod theory’ of first and fifth metatarsal head bearing weight with their being an anterior metatarsal arch that can collapse is not supported by the evidence.
There is NO anterior metatarsal arch – several studies now support the hypothesis that all metatarsal heads share in forefoot weightbearing.

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