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Metatarsalgia - forefoot pain

Metatarsalgia is the name given to pain in the front part of your foot under the heads of your metatarsal bones – the ball of the foot. It is not a specific disease itself rather a symptom of other problems with the foot. It is most common in middle aged females.

 

Symptoms

Quite simply the primary symptom is pain usually made worse when standing, walking or running .It usually comes on gradually rather than suddenly. Some have described the pain as akin to walking bare foot on pebbles.

 

Causes

Metatarsalgia can be caused by a number of different conditions:

 

Treatment

Bespoke insoles for shoes/trainers will help to relieve pain in the foot by reducing the pressure placed on the metatarsal heads, will improve foot function and protect the ball of the foot.

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