It is always a frustrating situation when a patient presents to your office with foot pain and you know right away there is not an easy solution and the likelihood of getting the patient pain-free is slim.
There are certain conditions of the foot that we all dread to manage. For example, the patient with a high arch and curved forefoot (pes cavus with metatarsus adductus) often presents with chronic dorsal foot pain. Typically, there is an element of degenerative joint disease of the tarsometatarsal joints, exostosis and neuritis. I have a case in point to share with you.