Doctor insights on:
Best Shoes For Metatarsalgia
What's the best way to treat metatarsalgia that doesn't seem to be responding to wearin comfortable shoes and resting?
Rest isn't enough: The cause of the metatarsalgia has to be looked into. There may be something mechanical in how you are built and/or walk which needs to be addressed, possibly via the use of a custom orthotic. There can be other causes too, depending on the nature of the symptoms. I'd suggest consulting with a friendly podiatrist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Extra support: at the ball of the foot. Avoid extremely flat or extra flexible shoes. You need extra cushion at the forefoot to elevate the bones and reduce pressure. ...Read more
Shoes are just shoes: Shoe therapy is only marginal treatment. Metatarsalgia is a vague term that could be any one or several different problems, therefore, you must find out which specific problem you have not just that general term. Then if the problem can be solved with just padding the shoes can be used. ...Read more
I experience pain in the joint where my toes meet the ball of my foot. How do I cure it?Metatarsalgia i changed shoes probably two months ago and then a month ago and i feel like that's when the pain appeared. It gets better when i stretch my toes but ove
"Metatarsalgia" : "metatarsalgia" is just a general term meaning pain beneath the metatarsal bones. It's not a disease entity, but rather a symptom of something else. Without more details, it's hard to give you a meaningful answer, but the common causes of pain under the ball of the foot include neuroma (a benign thickening of a nerve), bursitis (inflammation of a little sac of fluid), stress fracture, capsulitis (inflammation of a joint capsule, the membrane that surrounds a joint), tendonitis, sesamoiditis (inflammation of one or both of the two small, round bones invested in a tendon underneath the 1st metatarsal head, and of course, good old "arthritis" and its associated joint issues. Neuroma pain is usually described as a burning sensation, and typically is relieved by removing one's shoes. If you can associate the onset of your pain with new shoes or a change in the type of shoes you're wearing, it could still be any one of the aforementioned items that was just made more apparent with a new shoe that was a bit less flexible, perhaps, being new, and pressure and rubbing from the new shoe caused you to feel a pain that was not otherwise felt in those old, comfy shoes. I apologize for being vague with my answer, but there is an impressive list of problems that can cause "metatarsalgia, " and your best bet is to see a podiatrist and get diagnosed. Good luck! feel better. ...Read more
Metatarsalgia: The word means "pain in the metatarsal bones". This is also known as forefoot pain. There are numerous causes and this is generally a "catch-all" diagnosis. You can try otc arch supports that have a bump in the middle of the forefoot for relief. If not helpful, see a podiatrist who can accurately diagnose and treat your foot problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Please add Comment: Can you tell us why you think you have that diagnosis. Also what height heels are you considering? Sometimes we need to go with function over fashion and put away (or sell) pointed or narrow-toed high-heeled shoes in order to avoid problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I got the worst case of metatarsalgia, igo Nuffield, I have about 7 other diagnostics but do you think I might need operation the pain is horrible?
May need surgery: Metatarsalgia is pain in the metatarsal heads or metatarsophalangeal joint (joint it toe at ball or feet). If the metatarsal heads are enlarged or your fat pad on bottom of feet are worn down it can cause undue pressure and pain when walking/standing/running. If the pain is in only one are, say the third metatarsal head then you may have a neuroma (inflammation of nerve around metatarsal head). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Metatarsalgia/plantafisha/knothenry/ganglions/biletaralforefoot al vrypainful end up cryingas hurtso badly, wotdo u think trment orthot did NT work!ow?
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- The best walking shoes for people with bad knees
- The best shoes for walking on concrete all day
- The best walking shoes for overweight women
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- What is the best running shoe for heel pain?
- Best walking shoes for shin splints
- Best shoes for ankle pain
- The best shoes for walking on concrete
- Talk to a orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon online for free