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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?
Diagnosis would be done by an orthopaedics expert who would do an X-ray and examine the pain and swelling.
HOW IS METATARSALGIA TREATED?
The initial treatment advised would be applying ice and resting the affected area. Wearing proper shoes or shoes which provide adequate support to the feet would be advised. In severe cases surgery to realign metatarsal bones might be performed
DID YOU KNOW?
Wearing of proper size and easy fitting shoes helps prevent Metatarsalgia