Ball of foot pain (Metatarsalgia)

Our practice provides care for sufferers of ball of foot pain to the Katoomba, Lithgow and Faulconbridge communities as well as to surrounding suburbs including; Springwood, Glenbrook, Blaxland, Wentworth Falls, Katoomba, Blackheath and Penrith.

Metatarsalgia is a broad umbrella term to describe an array of conditions that cause pain in the ball of the foot (under your foot just before the toes). Pain in the ball of the foot can be debilitating to the point where it can stop you performing basic activities or sports. It is very common as the ball of the foot is under constant, excessive pressure for long periods of time. Morton’s neuroma, flexor plate dysfunction, capsulitis, bursitis and osteo arthritis are often conditions that cause pain in the ball of the foot.

Metatarsalgia blue mountainsBall of foot pain is often caused by poor fitting or inappropriate footwear, high impact sports, poor foot mechanics (the way someone is walking), being overweight, a reduction of the fatty pad at the ball of the foot and walking on uneven or rocky ground.

At Blue Mountains Podiatry we are experts in diagnosing, managing and treating conditions that can cause pain in the ball of the foot and getting you back on your feet, pain free.

Here at Blue Mountains Podiatry, we see patients every day with ball of foot pain and our expert therapists have a proven track record in getting the best outcomes for all our patients. A thorough initial examination will identify the precise source of your pain, which will be accompanied by the most up to date biomechanical analysis using our state of the art 3d technology to identify any contributing factors to your condition. Our goal is to remove your pain as opposed to providing a band aid, quick fix solution.

Treatment options we have available to ensure the best possible outcome include:

* Custom made orthotics (arch supports)

* Metatarsal arch supports

* Deep connective tissue massage

* Specialised taping techniques

* Dry needling

* Footwear advice

* Stretching and exercise programs

* Ice routine

Don’t let pain on the ball of your foot prevent you performing the activities you love.

To have your pain resolved as soon as possible make an appointment to see one of Blue Mountains Podiatry’s expert therapists at the Faulconbridge clinic on 02 47517583, Katoomba clinic on 02 47826169 or Lithgow clinic on 02 63525685.