Ball of foot pain know as Metatarsalgia
If you are experiencing pain in the ball of your foot, then one of the main reasons can often be caused by exercising too much or wearing shoes that are too tight.
Wearing appropriate footwear or good insoles that provide good stability and are shock absorbing would be highly recommended.
Other factors contributing to Metatarsalgia can be a foot deformity. The shape of the foot could cause extra pressure to load on the ball of the foot – as an example, if you have small curled-up toes know as (hammer toes) or high arches that struggle with excess load and force.
Whilst having pain in the ball of your foot can be uncomfortable, if its Metatarsalgia that is the cause of the pain then this is generally nothing serious and can be managed over a period of time.
Self-management and simple home treatments, such as ice and rest, can often relieve symptoms. Wearing proper footwear with shock-absorbing insoles or arch supports might prevent or minimise future problems with Metatarsalgia. Our microgrip additions in cooperation with our insoles that have a microfiber top cover can provide great relief to people who have ball of foot pain (Metatarsalgia).
Symptoms of metatarsalgia can include:
Sharp, aching or burning pain in the ball of your foot — the part of the sole just behind your toes
Pain that worsens when you stand, run, flex your feet or walk — especially barefoot on a hard surface — and improves when you rest
Sharp or shooting pain, numbness, or tingling in your toes
Some people are known to describe the feeling as similar to having a pebble in your shoe