Metatarsalgia (Pain in the Ball of the Foot)

Metatarsalgia is a condition in which the ball of your foot becomes painful and inflamed. You might develop it if you participate in activities that involve running and jumping. There are other causes as well, including foot deformities and shoes that are too tight or too loose.


Metatarsalgia is a symptom often associated with the following conditions:

Equinus Contracture
Equinus is a condition in which the upward bending motion of the ankle joint is limited.

Sesamoid Injuries in the Foot
Sesamoid injuries can involve the bones, tendons and/or surrounding tissue in the joint.

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