The term metatarsalgia, is an ‘umbrella’ term often used to describe pain in and around the forefoot area. This term is non-specific and covers pain that can be caused by many different pathologies, such as neuroma’s, inflamed nerves, stress fractures, damaged ligaments and inflamed joint capsules.
Your podiatrist can clinically determine the true cause of the metatarsalgia through physical examination – and if required – referral for appropriate x-rays or ultrasound.
Once a specific diagnosis is confirmed, the cause of the injury can then be addressed.
Whether the problem stems from faulty biomechanics (i.e. poor foot and leg alignment), acute trauma or a host of other possibilities – we will provide an effective treatment plan that best suits your needs.