Metatarsalgia occurs for a wide variety of reasons, but is often caused by increased pressure on certain areas. Common reasons why people experience pain include:
Where does it happen
In the front section of the foot often in the area where the second, third and fourth toes meet the ball of the foot. The pain can range from mild to severe and often gets worse when you stand or doing certain activities, others may also report burning or aching sensation through to shooting pains, others may report tingling ,numbness or sensations that feels like walking on pebbles.
Metatarsalgia is typically diagnosed upon examination.
Most cases metatarsalgia can be treated using care techniques such as:
- Paddings under the soles of the feet
- Shock-absorbing insoles, which can be fitted inside your shoes to help cushion the pressure when walking – these are available from our in house insole and orthotic work shop , handmade to fit your feet precisely
- Changing your footwear or avoiding activities that are making your symptoms worse