Ball-of-Foot Pain | Foot Problems and Foot Care Solutions

Ball-of-Foot Pain | Foot Problems and Foot Care Solutions
Ball-of-Foot Pain
By The Foot Care Aide | September 1, 2009

What is Metatarsalgia?
Metatarsalgia or ball-of-foot pain is something that many people experience from time to time. It is more common in some people than others. Here you can learn how to identify the area, find the causes, treat them and avoid the pain in the future.



What is the Ball of the Foot?
If you look at the bottom of your foot, you will see the area where the bases of the toes meet the rest of the foot. The area is muscular and easily blistered. Runners and ballerinas try to keep most of their weight on this area to achieve better balance.

Metatarsalgia is the diagnosis given, especially when the pain is concentrated in the area beneath the largest and second largest toes. It is commonly referred to as a stone bruise.





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