What is Metatarsalgia?

Metatarsalgia is a condition in which the ball of your foot becomes painful and inflamed. You might develop it if you participate in activities that involve running and jumping. There are other causes as well, including foot deformities and shoes that are too tight or too loose.

Understanding Metatarsalgia

Metatarsalgia is a medical condition that causes pain in the front part of your foot. Commonly referred to as the metatarsal pad, the long bones are toxic and reach from your arch to your toes. There are workouts for the treatment of metatarsalgia. Metatarsalgia is generally found in middle-aged women (according to medical doctors), nevertheless anyone may have it. If you think you have a metatarsal, you should see your doctor to have it diagnosed and treated.

Treatment for Metatarsalgia

Among the services offered are treatments for pain in the ball of the foot – known as metatarsalgia. Metatarsalgia can be caused by many factors including overuse, improper footwear, or structural abnormalities and can make both walking and weight-bearing difficult. Our podiatrists are able to diagnose the specific cause of metatarsalgia and offer treatment or solution to your pain.

Comprehensive Examination and Treatment

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Advanced Therapies for Severe Pain

If the pain is severe we may consider advanced therapies such as shockwave therapy or injections to reduce inflammation. Our podiatrists focus on treating the causes but also providing immediate pain relief that allows you to continue with your daily activities as normal.

Regain Mobility and Confidence

Pain in the ball of your foot should not keep you from walking. Get in touch with us at Doveston Health for expert advice and together we can rebuild your mobility and confidence to walk pain-free.