A common condition, metatarsalgia is inflammation of the ball of the foot that is painful and debilitating. Nonsurgical treatment includes rest, ice, elevation, anti-inflammatory medicine and physical therapy to regain use and flexibility. Orthotics and foot pads also are known to alleviate pain from metatarsalgia.
What are the signs and symptoms of metarasalgia?
- Swelling and inflammation
- Pain that worsens when standing
- Burning sensation or shooting pain
- The feeling of a small stone under your foot