What is Metatarsalgia?
Metatarsalgia (ball of foot pain) is a group of conditions that effect the front of the foot, the two most common metatarsalgia injuries are Morton's Neuroma and Plantar Plate tears (ligament under the 2nd or 3rd toe). Metatarsalgia is the most common case of foot related injuries that we see here at Modpod.
Metatarsalgia can be a serious problem. Ranging from discomfort when doing the simple things like getting out of bed right up to debilitating pain when trying to walk or run and everything in- between, it’s a nasty condition and one that needs to be treated fast once it presents and ideally prevented in the first place.
How do you treat it?
At ModPod we first identify the biomechanical causes that are leading to the problem. Typically there is too much pressure or load going over the small metatarsals and not enough pressure going over the big toe joint. This then creates abnormal stress on the wrong areas and leads to tissue damage.
We will advise a range of things from orthotics, shoes, exercises and some times injection therapy. We have great success in treating this condition and find we can get people back to there activities with in a couple of months.
If you thing you are a suffering from metatarsalgia please call us today so we can help get your feet happy again. Remember the longer you leave it the harder it is to fix it.