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The metatarsal region of the foot is also called the middle of the foot or the ball of the foot. Metatarsalgia is when the ball of your foot becomes inflamed or painful. In addition, this sharp pain can feel like there is a pebble in your shoe that you can’t shake. You can typically treat nonsevere cases of Metarsalgia by resting. Learn how to care for this condition here:
This condition has a number of causes. Metararsalgal pain is provoked by repeated pressure on the ball of the foot. Here are common causes of this injury:
Symptoms of this condition can start as a dull pain but worsen over time. If left untreated, this can lead to discomfort in other areas of the body, such as the lower back.
This condition can usually be treated at home with the RICE method and proper footwear. However, extreme cases should have medical treatment. If you are experiencing severe pain in the metatarsal region, contact our office today.