It is defining as the inflammation of the ball of your foot it is the painful condition which is occurred when you involved in jumping and running activities more often it can resolve generally by home remedies at home.
Signs and symptoms of metatarsalgia can include:
- Sharp pain
- Burning pain
- Pain when flex your feet
- Feeling of pebble in your shoes
Causes of metatarsalgia included:
- Foot deformities
- Excess body weight
- Harsh activity or training
- High arch foot
- Poorly fitting shoes
- Fracture in foot
If left untreated it may cause the altered gain due to the pain transfer from foot to lower leg and then hip.
Your doctor will take medical history and conducting examination of your foot and check your gait then recommend the x-ray to check the extend of deformity.
The main treatment for this condition is to take rest to reduce the pain, change your shoe and wear comfortable shoes sometimes metatarsal pad will help to reduce the pain if these options not help you then surgical alignment of metatarsal bones is an last option.
Lifestyle and home remedies
- Wear proper shoes
- Rest avoid stress on foot
- Take pain killers
- Icing the affected area
- Wear arch support if you have high arch foot