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What is Metatarsalgia?



Metatarsalgia is a term used to describe a general pain in the ball of the foot area on the metatarsal heads (where the toes meet the ball of the foot). This can occur in one or more of the metatarsal heads. There are many factors which can cause Metatarsalgia some of which can include:
  • Overuse
  • Overweight (additional strain being placed through the joint)
  • Wearing high heeled shoes
  • Bunions
  • Pes cavus (high arched foot)
  • Arthritis
There are a variety of causes that can result in you developing Metatarsalgia, some of which can be prevented.


Passive stretch of the achilles tendon performed by specialist therapistAbove: Passive stretch of the achilles tendon performed by specialist therapist



How can Physiotherapy Treat Metatarsalgia?



Physiotherapy can offer different treatments which can alleviate the pain that is caused by Metatarsalgia. The physiotherapists at Physio.co.uk offer a comprehensive assessment, diagnosis and treatment service to all patients. Some of the common treatments that are used to treat Metatarsalgia can include:


Mobilisations and stretches of the foot and ankle by specialised therapistAbove: Mobilisations and stretches of the foot and ankle by specialised therapist



For further information or to arrange an appointment please contact us or call 0330 088 7800.