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In Metatarsalgia (met-uh-tahr-SAL-juh) the ball of your foot becomes painful and inflamed .You may experience Metatarsalgia if you participate in activities that involve running and jumping. Or, you may develop Metatarsalgia by wearing ill-fitting shoes. There are other causes as well. Although generally not serious, Metatarsalgia can sideline you. Fortunately, at-home treatments, such as ice and rest, often can relieve Metatarsalgia symptoms. Proper footwear with shock-absorbing insoles or arch supports may be all you need to prevent or minimize future problems with Metatarsalgia.
• Sharp, aching or burning pain in the ball of your foot — the part of the sole just behind your toes
• Sharp or shooting pain, numbness, or tingling in your toes
• A feeling of having a pebble in your shoe Sometimes symptoms develop suddenly — especially if you've recently increased the time or intensity of your high-impact exercise, such as running — but problems usually develop over time.
1-Rest. Protect your foot from further injury by not stressing it.
2-Ice the affected area.
3-Take an over-the-counter pain reliever.
4-Wear proper shoes.
5-Use metatarsal pads.
6-Consider arch supports.