Foot disorders starting with M

Metatarsal Stress Fracture

When excessive stress is placed upon the ball of the foot, a hairline break (fracture) of a long metatarsal bone may occur. This occurs most frequently to the second, third, or fourth metatarsal but can occur in any bone. Frequently, the injury is so subtle that you may not recall any specific occurrence. These fractures were at one time referred to as "March Fractures" in soldiers, who...

Metatarsal Surgery

There are five metatarsal bones in each foot. These bones are the long bones behind each toe. The metatarsal bone behind the big toe is called the first metatarsal. The metatarsal bone behind the little toe is called the fifth metatarsal. The most common metatarsal surgery is preformed on the first metatarsal for the correction of bunion deformity. The second most common metatarsal surgery...

Metatarsus Adductus

What is metatarsus adductus? Also known as metatarsus varus, this is a common foot disorder that is often identified at birth. Metatarsus adductus is an increased curvature of the foot, giving the foot an inward “C” shape. The deformity usually ranges from the middle of the foot and follows to the tips of the big toes, which are often curved inward more to a more exaggerated extent than...

Midtarsal Fracture Dislocation

The Lis Fran's joint is a combination of joints in the middle of the foot. At the point where the long bones behind the toes, called metatarsals, connect with a grouping of small cube shaped bones, called cuniform bones, there are several joints the move together in an interlocking fashion. This grouping of interlocking joints is referred to as the Lis Franc's joint. The Lis Franc’s joint are...

Mucoid Cysts

A small nodular single mass that can form on the top of the toe is often times a Muco-Cutaneious Cyst. These occur most frequently at the joint just behind the toenail. These are caused by a weakening of the joint capsule, which allows a swelling to occur. They are firm and rubbery to the touch. Sometimes as the skin thins due to the stretching pressure of the mass it will appear translucent....