Thousands of people suffer with foot pain everyday. Pain under the ball of the foot, known as metatarsalgia is very common in our society.
There are many structures in that area of the foot that can be effected by long periods of standing or walking and tight shoes.
Here are some signs and symptoms that may suggest metatarsalgia:
- Pain when weight-bearing
- Numbness or pins and needles going into the toes
- Pain with movement of the toes
- Toes that may have started to curl or move up and seperate
- Feeling of pebbles or tightness under the foot
- Hard skin / callous under the ball of the foot
- Arthritis in the big toe joint or a bunion
- High arch or flat feet
- Pain in closed-in shoes
If you have any of the above signs or symptoms, don’t delay treatment. Call us today for expert advice.
At Perth Foot Centre, Dr Azarian specialises in the diagnosis and management of pain under the ball of the foot.
For more information visit our Patient Info and FAQ page on Foot Neuroma /Morton’s Neuroma