Pain after fall and bursitis diagnosis

I fell in early June, and have been having pain every since. It’s a sharp, shooting intermittent pain on the top of my foot between the 4th and 5th metatarsal. My doctor did an X-ray and determined nothing was broken. Since then, I’ve been on prescription strength aleve and using a metatarsal pad. I just had an ultrasound done on my foot, and they found bursitis between metatarsal 2&3 and 3&4, but nothing to explain the pain (my doctor originally thought it was a neuroma). The radiologist said he thought my foot was broken and was surprised that nothing showed in X-rays. I can’t get in to the podiatrist for another month. I can’t wear shoes, and I’m a teacher so I can’t stay off my foot. I feel completely at a loss as to what to do with this pain. What else could it be?

One Response

  1. Dr. Emily Splichal

    Hello and thank you for your question. Based on the above I suggest integrating foot release with a golf ball or RAD Roller ( for 5 minute twice a day. I would follow this with using Correct Toes ( every night for at least 30 minutes. Continue to use the met pad and wide shoes. When you see the Podiatrist I would ask for a steroid injection or see if there is Class 4 laser options. I hope this helps!