Collapsed metatarsels

I keep getting severe shooting pain in my left metatarsels. I have been told that the metatarsel arch has collapsed. it ususally comes about if I have been sitting or standing still and then get up or move. It goes away after a while but remains tender for a day. It is increasing in frequency and my doctor says you have to live with it. Can anyone suggest a treatment - should I have an X-ray in case it is a fracture. Or is it age (54) - sob.
thanks

Posted By Dafydd Ladd on July 11, 2004 at 07:05:22:

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