18 Year Old Male Athlete With Foot Pain - Page #1

Author: Rathna Nuti, MD
Co Author #1: Blake C. Corcoran, MD
Co Author #2: Thomas H. Trojian, MD
Co Author #3: David Wood, DPM

Patient Presentation:
18-year-old male, baseball player presents with left mid-foot pain.

While running the magnetic bases, he suffered a mid-foot dorsiflexion injury after stepping on a base. Despite this, he continued playing. For the next 6 weeks, he self-treated the injury with ice and an ankle brace. Despite temporary relief, pain worsened.

Physical Exam:
Right foot: FROM. Mid arch height.

Left foot: FROM. Pes planus with loss of arch height present prior to injury. TTP of the navicular body and tuberosity. Pain with resisted plantar flexion, dorsiflexion, and adduction; no pain with resisted abduction.

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