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The condition in which the heel or the ball of the foot becomes painful and inflamed is known as Metatarsalgia. This disorder is common in athletes and individuals that take part in activities that involve running and jumping. The pain could worsen when standing or walking and the patient could experience a tingling sensation in the toes.
HOW IS METATARSALGIA DIAGNOSED?
A physical examination and an x-ray would be recommended to rule out any other causes of the foot pain such as fracture.
HOW IS METATARSALGIA TREATED?
Treatment here includes intensive physiotherapy, which is accompanied with hot and cold packs, use of NSAID to relieve the pain, wearing corrective shoes, rest and in rare cases, surgery if needed.
DID YOU KNOW?
Wearing of proper size and easy fitting shoes helps prevent Metatarsalgia