Are you experiencing pain and stiffness in the front part of your foot?
Freiberg’s Disease also known as Freiberg infraction, is osteochondrosis (Avascular Necrosis) of the metatarsal head that most often occurs in the second metatarsal head although it can happen to any metatarsal head. Physical stress causes multiple tiny fractures which then impairs blood flow to the metatarsal head. Without blood the bone cells die, and the bone and joint surface may collapse. Freiberg’s Disease can become a debilitating condition and if not treated properly arthritic changes can occur. It commonly presents in adolescence with a 5:1 female:male ratio.