Forefoot Pain Treatment Bankstown NSW
Causes Of Forefoot Pain
This is referred to as pain around the ball of the foot. There are many causes to ball of foot pain, from collapsed metatarsal head, reduced forefoot padding, arthritic and joint pathologies to the most common condition known as “Morton’s Neuroma”
It involves numbness between the toes, usually in the 3rd and 4thintermetatarsal space but can also occur in any other intermetatarsal space.
It is caused by the intermetatarsal plantar nerve becoming entrapped, with relief coming only when footwear is removed.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How Do I Treat Metatarsalgia?
To ease your metatarsalgia pain, the most important thing to do is rest. Elevate your foot after standing or walking and keep fit using low impact exercises like swimming or cycling. Make sure you wear proper shoes and avoid high heels. You can also try metatarsal pads and arch supports recommended by your podiatrist.
What Does Metatarsalgia Feel Like?
Symptoms of metatarsalgia include a sharp aching or burning pain in the ball of your foot, pain that worsens when you stand, run or walk and eases when you rest or a sharp pain, numbness or tingling feeling in your toes. Metatarsalgia may also feel as if you have a pebble in your shoe.
How Long Does It Take Metatarsalgia To Heal?
How long it will take metatarsalgia to heal depends on a variety of factors including age, health and any previous foot injuries. Mild pain may heal within a few days or a few weeks while severe foot pain will take longer.