Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in Metatarsalgia

The ball of your foot absorbs a lot of stress when you run and jump. It can become injured and sore. We call this pain "metatarsalgia." The pain can keep you from exercising and from playing sports. And it can be a problem for active people.

What is metatarsalgia?

This detailed video describes the condition of metatarsalgia, including its causes, symptoms, and treatment. Metatarsalgia pain can be treated with rest, ice and medications. Shoes that fit well may help. Shoe inserts can help, too. If these aren't helpful, you may need surgery to correct a problem with your foot.