Are you having foot pain? Persistent foot pain even after resting? Having foot burning pain sensation that doesn’t go away? This is metatarsalgia condition. The foot pain and burning sensation limit daily activities, contact us at 64762106 for an appointment with our metatarsalgia pain specialist.
Metatarsalgia is the medical term for foot (metatarsal) pain. Know what metatarsalgia is, its symptoms, causes, treatment, etc.
What is Metatarsalgia Pain?
Metatarsalgia pain is a condition in which the metatarsal bones become inflamed and painful. The metatarsal is the bone in the ball of the foot on the sole of the foot that connects the toes to the ankles. This condition occurs due to strenuous activity, exercise, use of uncomfortable shoes, or arthritis.
Foot pain is a common condition that is not severe. Simple home treatments such as massage, ice pack, or rest can treat this condition. However, pain in the soles of the feet can be a symptom of another, more serious condition.
Pain occurs in the metatarsal bones in the ball, precisely in the sole of the foot that connects the bones of the toes and ankles. Symptoms can range from moderate to severe pain.
Know what the symptoms are, as follows: Pain. Sharp pain. Stabbing or burning sensation in the soles of the feet. Swelling or inflammation. Tingling sensation. Numb.
This condition often occurs when you walk in uncomfortable footwear, high heels, or walk on gravel barefoot. These symptoms appear slowly and get worse when you do activities that strain your leg bones.
The cause of metatarsalgia is pressure on the small nerves that are located between the metatarsal bones causing inflammation. Pressure on the nerves of the feet can result from several conditions, including:
– Exercise or intense sports activities can cause pressure on the metatarsals. This disorder is usually experienced by runners or other athletes.
– Using footwear that is too small, large, or uncomfortable can cause foot pain. Women who often wear high heels for a long time are also prone to developing metatarsalgia.
– People with certain foot shapes are more prone to developing foot pain, such as a foot with a higher arch or index finger that is longer than the big toe. Foot pressure will focus on a single point and cause pain.
– Broken legs in the metatarsal bones will cause pressure and pain.
– People who are overweight will rest their weight on the soles of their feet, which puts more pressure on the metatarsal bones.
– Morton’s neuroma is a non-cancerous growth of tissue on the sole of the foot, to be precise on the top of the metatarsal bone. Symptoms include pain and inflammation of the soles of the feet.
Various conditions that cause pressure on the sole of the foot will cause painful symptoms. The most common condition is when a person does strenuous activities such as running, jumping, climbing, or using footwear that does not match the shape of his feet
At metatarsalgia pain specialist clinic, our specialist will take the medical history and the physical examination.
The doctor will examine your feet when walking and sitting. If you suspect a more serious leg bone disorder, your doctor will order an X-ray or ultrasound. If you have a history of arthritis, neuroarthropathies, or other traumatic injuries, your doctor will recommend an MRI examination.
At metatarsalgia pain specialist clinic, Our specialist will recommend the treatments based on the severity of the symptoms. Metatarsalgia treatments include medications, injection, physiotherapy. Find out more the most suitable treatments upon the consultation. Call or whatsapp us at 64762106 for an appointment with our specialist.