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Metatarsalgia

foot pain 2Metatarsalgia is a condition in which the ball of the foot becomes painful and inflamed.  The condition often occurs due to overuse and in athletes who participate in high-impact sports or activities that require extensive running and jumping, such as tennis, football, baseball, soccer, and track and field.  Other causes for the condition include foot deformities, improper footwear or poorly fitting shoes, stress fractures, Morton’s neuroma, or excess weight.

Symptoms of metatarsalgia revolve around pain felt in the ball of the foot.  Sharp, aching, or burning pain is typically described.  Pain may also worsen while standing, running, or walking before improving while resting.  Sometimes the feeling of having a pebble in one’s shoe is described.

Treatment for metatarsalgia typically includes icing and bandaging the area.  Your podiatrist may recommend that you avoid placing pressure on the foot for the first day.  After this, orthotics, metatarsal pads, and ultrasound treatments may be used.

If you are experiencing metatarsalgia or are experiencing symptoms similar to the condition, avoid further physical activity that may strain the area. Contact us today to learn more about proper treatment!

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