- Of or relating to the metatarsal bones and the phalanges of the foot, especially the articulations between them.
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This occurs most often in the metatarsophalangeal joint of the great toe after forcible flexion.
The bursa over the metatarsophalangeal articulation in these cases is nearly always inflamed, and consists of a mere fibrous pad.