The Causes of Metatarsal Syndrome

Causes of Metatarsal Syndrome

Sometimes referred to as metatarsalgia, this condition can affect the bones, ligaments and other tissues in the ball of your foot — the forward section of the bottom of your foot that lies just behind your toes — causing severe pain, swelling, and discomfort which is sometimes described as feeling like you have a rock in your shoe.

Many factors need to be considered when diagnosing metatarsal syndrome. While any one of these can be the primary instigator, it is usually a combination of two or more factors.

Some of the factors that may cause or contribute to metatarsal syndrome may include:

Resting the foot to relieve stress and pressure will often help inflammation to subside and allow healing to occur. Metatarsal pads may also be worn in your footwear to help isolate the site.

If you are experiencing painful complications with metatarsalgia, seeking treatment from an experienced, board-certified podiatrist for proper diagnosis and treatment is highly recommended. Dr. Scott Nelson of Foot and Ankle Medical Clinic in Garland, TX, is a board-certified and highly experienced podiatrist who has helped people suffering from all types of foot and ankle injuries and deformities. From bunions, to diabetic foot problems, sports injuries and fungal nails, you can trust that Dr. Nelson and his staff are wholeheartedly devoted to your foot health. Please contact our office with any questions you may have or to schedule an appointment by calling 972-414-9800.

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