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Metatarsalgia most often appears in those who perform a lot of physical activity like running or jumping, but can also be caused by footwear with poor support. In most cases it can be alleviated with rest, icing, elevating the affected foot, and over the counter pain medications.
Also known as "dropped metatarsal heads," metatarsalgia can cause abnormal weight distribution across the foot, due to overpronation.
Metatarsalgia is most often caused by:
Symptoms of Metatarsalgia:
Treatment for Metatarsalgia
Your podiatrist at PA Foot and Ankle Associates may recommend one or more of the following to manage the pain from your metatarsalgia:
Chronic pain in the ball of the foot may indicate a more serious condition. Please make an appointment with a podiatrist at the PA Foot and Ankle Associates office for a thorough evaluation and diagnosis.