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Common Problems We Treat
Common Problems We Treat
Common Problems We Treat
Pain Under Ball Of Foot (Metatarsalgia)

Metatarsalgia is a type of pain and inflammation that occurs in a part of the foot known as the metatarsal (ball of foot). It often occurs in the metatarsal heads - where the three middle toes meet the ball of the foot. It is a common problem which can affect the bones and joints of the metatarsals.

Most commonly, the first metatarsal head is affected - the ball of the foot just behind the big toe. The severity of the pain can vary and may affect just one or two toes - sometimes the whole foot or even both feet might be affected. Metatarsalgia can worsen when weight is put on the foot, as may be the case when standing, walking, or running. Metatarsalgia can affect males and females of all ages, but is most common in middle aged females.

Although the condition is not considered as serious or life-threatening in any way, it can be quite painful and the patient may be sidelined by it.

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