Introduction: This is a case study reporting injury to the lateral side of the right foot and treatment of an 11-year-old female soccer player.
Case presentation: She presented with a 2-week history of right lateral foot pain. The complaint was progressively worsening and effecting her athletic activities.
Management and outcome: She was seen twice a week for two weeks with treatments consisting of in office low wattage ultrasound after it wasdetermined there was no fracture or ligament disruption. Athletic taping of the foot and arch was performed, and after two weeks soft arch supports were placed in her every day and sports shoes. The condition was substantially resolved within two months.
Discussion: Foot pain in running athletes is not uncommon. The concern was to differentiate this presentation from a stress fracture, Jones’ fracture, apophysitis or joint sprain. It was determined this more than likely was Iselin’s disease of the right fifth metatarsal head.
Author keywords: Iselin’s disease, lower extremity pain, repetitive stress injury foot, foot pain in young adults, orthotics
Author affiliation: Private practice, Coon Rapids, MN
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