Dr. Alireza Khosroabadi
World renowned foot surgeon helping patients find relief from all types of foot pain.

Diagnosing Brachymetatarsia

While checking your brachymetatarsia, your foot and ankle doctor will ask about your symptoms and examine your entire foot. The condition can be easily diagnosed with an X-ray, which can determine exactly which metatarsal is shortened.

Treatment of Brachymetatarsia

Brachymetatarsia is a foot condition with few treatment options. When brachymetatarsia causes no pain or discomfort, it may be treated with careful shoe selection. In more severe cases of brachymetatarsia, surgical treatment may be required.

Surgical Treatment of Brachymetatarsia

Surgery is an option to increase the length of the shortened metatarsal bone. By using a bone graft on the shortened metatarsal, a brachymetatarsia surgeon can add length. An experienced brachymetatarsia surgeon can tell you if this is the best way to go.

Another surgical treatment is when pins of an external device are drilled into the short metatarsal and the external fixation is manipulated gradually over time, actually lengthening of the metatarsal as the bone heals and strengthens.

Remember, any type of foot or ankle pain is never normal. A foot and ankle doctor can examine your feet and give you the best course of action.

Find Out If We Can Help You

If you have brachymetatarsia, you might be a candidate for Dr. K's minimally-invasive toe lengthening surgery. Make an appointment in our Woodland Hills office or schedule a virtual consultation from outside California to find out if we can help you. Call 877-FOOT-911 today to learn about your options.