As an athlete or runner, you may notice that you start dealing with foot pain in certain conditions. There are many different reasons that an issue could arise. However, Mill Creek Foot & Ankle Clinic is here to help you figure out the issue and get a plan in place to recover fast. Our team has been helping athletes and non-athletes for years with all of their foot and ankle needs. One condition we see in our patients with pain is metatarsalgia.
If you think this might be what you’re dealing with, continue reading to find out more. Our friendly and compassionate team is standing by to help you restore your walk or run to normal.
What Is Metarsalgia?
This is where the ball of your foot starts to be painful and inflamed. It could be because you’re a runner, have too tight or loose shoes, or have a foot deformity that can cause the area to be swollen and inflamed. While running or jumping can cause this issue, you can also deal with this condition due to excess weight, stress fractures, or certain foot shapes can lead to it as well.
Symptoms you may notice include:
- Feeling like there’s a pebble or rock in your shoe when nothing is there
- Pain that gets worse when you flex your foot, walk, or run
- Sharp, burning, or aching pain
- Tingling or numbness in the toes
Once diagnosed, there are different methods of treatment that work. For example, some find that ice and rest can help reduce inflammation. Making sure that you have the proper footwear before engaging in exercise or activity can help. Also, using inserts to support your feet properly has been known to assist as well.
Give us a call today at (425) 482-6663 to learn more about the methods of treatment we can provide for your metatarsalgia.