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What is Metatarsalgia?

Foot pain?

Metatarsalgia is a term that describes pain and inflammation in the ball of the foot, and is a common overuse injury. Athletes who participate in high-impact sports involving running or jumping are at a higher risk of developing metatarsalgia. Metatarsalgia is often thought of as a symptom rather than a disease, which may be brought on by high levels of activity, foot structure, walking or running, or even ill-fitting footwear.

 

Richard H. Graves, DPM
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Podiatrist, Sports Medicine Specialist