Metatarsal pain is caused by inflammation of the forefoot and affects the joints and bones of the metatarsals. Often the pain is confined to the first metatarsal head, which is the ball of the foot behind the big toe. The other most common area this can be found is the second metatarsal head and is caused by pressure. This can be a result of over stress or high impact on the feet and can lead to chronic irritation and inflammation.
A condition known as Morton's neuroma (interdigital neuroma) produces symptoms of metatarsal pain due to irritation and inflammation of nerves. People with Morton's neuroma may experience toe numbness in addition to pain in the forefoot. OrthoticMe can mitigate or solve the pain with the use of the adjustable metatarsal pad.
Although generally not very serious, metatarsal pain or pain in ball of foot can slow you down. Fortunately, conservative treatments, such as orthotics, can often relieve metatarsal pain or pain in ball of foot symptoms. And proper footwear, along with shock-absorbing insoles or arch supports, may be all you need to prevent or minimize future problems with metatarsal.
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