Forefoot pain describes any pain in or around the ball of the foot in the metatarsal region. There are several conditions that can cause pain in the forefoot and the most common is metatarsalgia. We can treat forefoot pain in Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster and Worksop.
Metatarsalgia is inflammation in the ball of your foot around the joints where the foot bones meet the toe bones. It isn’t a serious condition but can make walking extremely uncomfortable so can affect exercising or your daily activities.
Metatarsalgia can be caused by exercises that involve a lot of jumping or being raised onto the balls of your feet, such as skipping or dancing. The condition can also be caused by wearing high-heeled shoes or shoes that are too tight across the foot, or by being overweight.
The symptoms of metatarsalgia include:
Similar conditions that cause forefoot pain include:
Most cases of metatarsalgia are treatable with conservative methods:
Surgery is rarely needed but can help where a case of metatarsalgia has not responded to other forms of treatment. Book your treatment for forefoot pain in Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster or Worksop. You can also follow us on social media.