Metatarsalgia is a common condition that causes pain in the ball of the foot. It is caused by inflammation in the joints and bones of the forefoot. The pain can be aggravated by activities such as running, jumping, or even standing for long periods.
At Carrollton Foot Center, we provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment options for metatarsalgia. Our doctors will perform a thorough physical examination and may order X-rays or other diagnostic tests to determine the underlying cause of the condition.
Conservative treatment options for metatarsalgia include:
- Rest and ice to reduce inflammation and pain
- Changing footwear to shoes with a wider toe box and better arch support
- Custom orthotics to redistribute pressure on the foot
- Physical therapy to strengthen the foot and ankle muscles
If conservative treatment fails to provide relief, surgical options may be considered. Our experienced surgeons can perform procedures such as metatarsal osteotomy, which involves repositioning the affected bone to relieve pressure on the ball of the foot.
It is important to seek treatment for metatarsalgia to prevent further damage and worsening of symptoms. Ignoring the pain and continuing to participate in activities that aggravate the condition can lead to chronic pain and even permanent damage.
If you are experiencing pain in the ball of your foot, make an appointment with Dr. Khavari at Carrollton Foot Center. Our team will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that will relieve your symptoms and get you back on your feet.