Forefoot pain or Metatarsalgia

Forefoot pain or Metatarsalgia Foot Problems - Mandurah Podiatry

Metatarsalgia is inflamed soft tissue in the forefoot. The symptoms often include burning, aching and numbness in the forefoot and the associated toes.

It may be associated with stresses, inflammation and fatigue of the muscles, tendons and ligaments in the metatarsal region of the forefoot. There is also the possibility of a trapped nerve – known as Morton’s Neuroma – in the forefoot that can cause metatarsalgia symptoms.

Some of the treatments for metatarsalgia would be an appropriate orthotic device that offers the foot support, combined with acupuncture and injections. A supportive well-fitting shoe that flexes in the proper place would be essential, to ensure that the metatarsal bones and nerves are not squeezing together and reducing the amount of blood and oxygen to that region of the foot.

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