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Pain (Metatarsalgia, Nerves, Stressfracture and Ganglion)

Metatarsalgia (Ball of the Foot)

Metatarsalgia describes pain along the long bones of the forefoot (metatarsal bones) and the ball of the foot where the toes meet the rest of the foot. Metatarsalgia can occur for many reasons. Once the exact cause is pinpointed, physiotherapy and the use of insoles is usually successful. Surgery is rarely needed.

Morton Neuroma

Morton first described foot pain caused by the thickening of a foot nerve in between the long foot bones of the forefoot (metatarsal bones) in the 19th century. The Morton Neuroma is characterized by sharp pain most often between the third and fourth (more rarely between the second and third) toe. Most frequently the pain is stronger while wearing shoes. Injections or insoles help in 20% of the cases. For others, surgery to remove the neuroma is recommended.

Stress Fracture / Bone Edema

What is a stress fracture?

A stress fracture is a small fissure or crack in the weight-bearing bones of the foot, caused by repetitive overload to the bone, osteoporosis, or a general foot deformity. Conservative treatment is usually very successful and may require the use of walking boots, plaster and crutches to relieve the fracture from weight, and/or special medication.


A ganglion is a fluid-filled cyst diagnosed through ultrasound and MRI. If there is pain, the cyst will be removed in a small surgical procedure.

Conservative Treatment, Insoles

Custom-made insoles may help solve many problems of the forefoot. Insoles can be divided in classic passive supporting insoles or active podologic insoles, which activate or relax specific muscles. After careful analysis of the way you walk or run, a podologist will create a custom-made insole that can cure foot pain, as well as back and knee pain.

Physiotherapy is the other main pillar of conservative treatment of the foot and ankle. If physiotherapy is necessary, I will refer you to one of my selected partners.

Conditions and Treatments

Office News

Dr. Bock was interviewed by the ORF (Austrian broadcast company, Heute Leben) - 06/19/2017

On June 19th 2017 Dr. Bock was interviewed by the ORF (Austrian broadcast company, Heute Leben) about an innovative method how to treat cartilage lesions of the ankle joint.

Health Articles

Hammertoe - 07/25/2014

Why do I have a hammer toe?
Hammer toes are a leading cause of pain in the foot. The pain from hammertoe is caused by friction against the shoe.Hammer toe is characterized by a permanently bent interphalangeal joint.

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