BALL OF FOOT PAIN / METATARSALGIA
A natural approach – no orthotics, no surgery, no medication
What is Ball of Foot Pain?
“Ball of foot pain (also known as ‘Metatarsalgia’) is commonly caused by repetitive stress to the metatarsal heads and metatarsal phalangeal joints. The pain is aggravated by forefoot weight bearing and local tenderness commonly felt around the 2nd metatarsal head and to a lesser degree the 1st and 3rd metatarsal heads can be affected.”
Causes of Ball of Foot Pain
The mechanism of this injury is normally related to uneven distribution of load caused by excessive foot pronation. This can be aggravated by certain activities that require a lot of stopping and starting and side to side movements like racquet sports. Another common cause is high heeled shoes, as they force greater stress onto the ball of the foot. High arched feet that lack the quality range of movement can also often suffer from the condition.
How to treat ball of Foot Pain Naturally?
The use of cushioning applied just behind the ball of the foot as well as rolling your foot over a tennis ball can provide simple yet effective temporary relief of symptoms, however, it will not treat the cause. It is necessary to determine the exact cause of the condition to prevent recurrence and to achieve lasting results. Foot Posture Centre Melbourne podiatrists will examine your foot posture and determine if there is any underlying biomechanical condition that is causing the ball of foot pain. They will look for dropped metatarsals, misaligned joints in the foot and leg and determine if there is sufficient movement in the foot to correct the condition naturally without orthotics, surgery or medication.
If you are looking ways to Treat the Ball of Foot Pain or How to Relief your Ball of Foot Pain visit one of our offices to make a time to either discuss your condition or book in for a comprehensive consultation.
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Ankle Pain
- Arch Pain
- Back Pain (Lower)
- Ball of Foot Pain
- Big Toe Joint Pain
- Children’s Feet
- Claw Toes
- Flat Feet
- Hammer Toe
- Heel Pain
- Heel Spurs
- High Arched Feet
- Hip Pain
- Knee Pain
- Midfoot Pain
- Morton’s Neuroma
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Shin Splints
- Stress Fractures of Foot & Legs
- Tired / Aching Legs
- Weak Ankles / Ankle Instability
WARNING: This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace professional podiatric advice. Treatment will vary between individuals depending on the diagnosis and presenting complaint. An accurate diagnosis can only be made following personal consultation with a Podiatrist.
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