metatarsal arch


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Noun1.metatarsal arch - the short lateral arch formed by the heads of the metatarsalsmetatarsal arch - the short lateral arch formed by the heads of the metatarsals
arch - a curved bony structure supporting or enclosing organs (especially the inner sides of the feet)
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The forefoot tarsal heads in turn abducts and widens flattening the metatarsal arch with the metatarsal heads becoming more weight bearing with resultant Metatarsalgia.
Morton's test (grasp the foot around the transverse metatarsal arch and squeeze the heads of the metatarsals together (5) to rule out Morton's neuroma), and Tinel's sign (tap over the posterior tibial nerve inferior and posterior to the medial malleolus5) were negative bilaterally.
A metatarsal arch support, which offloads pressure from the ball of the foot to help relieve forefoot pain.