What is it?
Metatarsalgia is a common overuse injury described as pain in the forefoot that is associated with increased stress over the metatarsal head region. Metatarsalgia is often referred to as a symptom, rather than as a specific disease.
What causes them?
Common causes of metatarsalgia include:
Each is diagnosed separately, often with the aid of X-rays and diagnostic ultrasound. Diagnosis is the key to ensuring the treatment matches the actual condition
How are they treated?
Once the cause of the metatarsalgia is known the appropriate treatment can be given. These may include:
WARNING: This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace professional podiatric advice. Treatment will vary between individuals depending upon your diagnosis and presenting complaint. An accurate diagnosis can only be made following personal consultation with a Podiatrist.