Metatarsalgia: Ball of Foot Pain

General Pain Location: Ball of Foot (Metatarsal Region)


  • Inflammation to the ball of foot.  Can be symptoms of:
    • Morton's Neuroma: Swollen and inflamed nerve in the foot (between the bones and ball of the foot).  Often caused by wearing tight/binding shoes.  Symptoms include sharp pain and numbness.
    • Fallen Metatarsal Arch: Metatarsal heads may drop due to body weight or excessive pressure
  • Overuse
  • Abnormal Weight Distribution
  • Excessive Pronation
  • Tight Achilles Tendon
  • Weak toe muscles
  • Proper Footwear
  • Roller Massagers
  • Plantar Massage balls
  • Metatarsal Pads
  • Toe Flexors



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