Saw ortho Dr today-2nd metatarsal overload syndrome
I went to see the new foot and ankle ortho surgeon today. He is saying it is 2nd Metatarsal Overload Syndrome. All he really offered was to get custom orthotics.
I guess I was disappointed, as I was hoping for something else to help heal or fix my foot. My insurance covers nothing for the orthotics. And I really did not want to have to purchase these, because they cost so much money. I have read and talked to too many people who have had issues with their orthotics. I contacted 2 places today and they we're $300 and $360 for the orthotics. I did go today and buy some metatarsal gel pads to put in my shoes. I guess I am going to have to break down and buy the orthotics. I did ask how long I should give the orthotics a try, before coming back. He said 2-3 months.
Would you suggest continuing to ice the foot with my evening swelling? I am currently going to physical therapy and he didn't say to continue that either. He did ask if I had had a shot in the foot and I said no. He didn't recommend the shot. But I have seen on the net, that some people recommend the shot to help with the inflammation. I am just so confused... It's like I couldn't think when I was there and now I think of all these questions. Will the inflammation in my foot go away with a orthotic? Does anybody have this or know anything about it? Any info you can provide would be greatly appreciated.