What causes metatarsalgia?

What causes metatarsalgia?

Metatarsalgia is usually the result of increased pressure on the ball of the foot. Some common causes of metatarsalgia include: badly fitting footwear – high-heeled or restrictive shoes can force the ball of the foot into a small amount of space, which puts more pressure on that area.

What is the fastest way to cure metatarsalgia?

Lifestyle and home remedies

  1. Rest. Protect your foot from further injury by not stressing it.
  2. Ice the affected area. Apply ice packs to the affected area for about 20 minutes at a time several times a day.
  3. Take an over-the-counter pain reliever.
  4. Wear proper shoes.
  5. Use metatarsal pads.
  6. Consider arch supports.

Can metatarsalgia come on suddenly?

The main symptom of metatarsalgia is pain in the metatarsal area under the ball of the foot. Metatarsalgia may or may not be accompanied by bruising and swelling or inflammation. Symptoms can come on quickly or develop over time.

How do you fix metatarsalgia?

Metatarsalgia Treatment

  1. Stay off your feet. Avoid high impact activities for a while and prop up your injured foot when you can.
  2. Ice the injured foot.
  3. Use a pressure bandage.
  4. Wear cushioned pads, arch supports or other orthotics in your shoes.
  5. Do gentle stretching and strengthening exercises.

Does metatarsalgia ever go away?

It can take months for the pain to go away. If the ligaments around a joint are torn, or if a toe has started to slant toward the toe next to it, you may need surgery.

Is metatarsalgia serious?

Although generally not serious, metatarsalgia can sideline you. Fortunately, at-home treatments, such as ice and rest, often relieve symptoms. Wearing proper footwear with shock-absorbing insoles or arch supports might prevent or minimize future problems with metatarsalgia.

Is metatarsalgia a form of arthritis?

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What are the best shoes for metatarsalgia?

Here’s some of our favorite metatarsalgia shoes for running.

  • Saucony Zealot ISO Running Shoe.
  • New Balance Men’s MW928 Walking Shoe.
  • Vionic Women’s Agile Kea Slip-On.
  • Skechers Women’s Shape Ups 2.0 Comfort Stride.
  • ABEO Yana Metatarsal booties.
  • Twisted X Boots Mens Peanut Steel Toe Met Guard Driving Mocs.