Metatarsalgia refers to general foot pain in the metatarsal region of the foot, the area just before the toes at the ball of your foot.
Causes of Metatarsalgia
- Excessive pressure on the toes or balls of your feet over an extended period of time
- High arches
- Morton's neuroma
- Overuse of the feet in physical activity or exercise
- Poorly fitting footwear, including shoes with very high heels or narrow toe boxes
- Tight Achilles tendon
- Tight or weak toe muscles
- Toe deformities
Symptoms of Metatarsalgia
- Pain where your toes emerge from your feet
Treatments for Metatarsalgia
- Custom-made orthotics --NOPA offers more than 150 unique possibilities!
- Metatarsal bandages, gel cushions, or pads
- Pressure bandages
- Staying off of the affected foot or limiting pressure placed on the foot for at least 24 hours
- Stretching and strengthening exercises recommended by Dr. Lang and his NOPA team
- Wearing properly fitting shoes
Prevention of Metatarsalgia
- Continued use of orthotics
- Wearing shoes that have wide toe boxes, shock-absorbent soles, and adequate cushioning
- Wearing sport-specific and sport-appropriate shoes
Text Us About Metatarsalgia
At New Orleans Podiatry Associates, we are experts in treating metatarsalgia. Our lead podiatrist, Dr. Edward M. Lang, has been helping patients resolve metatarsalgia for over 30 years. Please text our HIPAA-compliant communication platform at (866) 875-4570 and chat directly with our team to learn more about metatarsalgia relief. You do not have to live with metatarsalgia. We are foot and ankle specialists, and we have helped thousands of patients reclaim their foot health.
Call Us for an Appointment
At New Orleans Podiatry Associates, we are experts in treating foot and ankle pain. Our lead podiatrist, Dr. Edward M. Lang, has been helping patients resolve foot and ankle pain for over 30 years. Please call our main number at (504)-897-3627 for both our New Orleans and Metaire locations, and speak directly with our team to learn more about how New Orleans Podiatry Associates can help you get back on your feet. We are foot and ankle specialists, and we have helped thousands of patients reclaim their foot health.