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  1. A cramping burning pain that focuses in the region of the metatarsal bones of the foot.
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Historical Examples

  • It may coexist along with the common form of flat-foot, or it may be associated with the neuralgic pain known as metatarsalgia.

    Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition.

    Alexander Miles

  • Metatarsalgia is characterized by an acute pain, cramplike in character, occurring at the base of the third or fourth toes.