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:

  • Wearing high heels or tight-fitting shoes
  • Poor foot movement
  • High-intensity exercise such as running, tennis or squash

  • 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:

    Sometimes Pain can be very similar to other conditions, such as Capsulitis and Neuroma.