Metatarsalgia Attacks the Ball of Your Foot

Metatarsalgia is a condition that causes pain to the front of the foot under the metatarsal bones, which are located in the ball of the foot. The pain that this condition causes in the ball of the foot usually gets worse with activity and is often felt as a constant aching or sensation of walking on rocks or pebbles. It usually develops slowly over a few weeks, after which pain begins to set in.

Metatarsalgia can be caused by:

Measures to take to treat this condition or prevent it from occurring include:

Since this condition can cause significant pain when not treated in a timely fashion, please contact a foot care specialist to start getting the balls of your feet back to a pain free state.

Our foot doctor, Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM, will strive to treat this condition and improve your mobility in the process. Please call us at (773) 561-8100 or visit us at My Chicago Foot Expert located in Chicago, IL to get a consultation and take some time to review our Patient Education Library to learn more about this and many other foot and ankle conditions that you may be able to prevent by taking the appropriate precautions.

Stavros Alexopoulos One of Chicago’s top podiatrists, Stavros Alexopoulos, DPM, treats routine to complex foot and ankle issues. Dr. Alexopoulos is currently accepting new patients at My Chicago Foot Expert located near Ravenswood, North Park, and Jefferson Park.

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