Orthotic Services for Metatarsalgia

Metatarsalgia is an umbrella term referring to pain in the forefoot area, under the ball of the foot.


The most common area for pain is under the 2nd and 3rd metatarsal heads.

The pain may be hot or burning, or involve numbness and tingling. People sometimes describe the feeling of walking on a stone..

Some factors that may predispose patients to the development of Metatarsalgia include:

  • Overuse and high impact activity
  • Shoes which are too tight or narrow
  • High arches
  • A bunion deformity
  • Arthritis of the great toe
  • Ligament instability of the midfoot
  • An extremely tight calf muscle
  • Claw toes
  • Mortons neuroma

Treatment for this condition may include:

To determine the most appropriate treatment for you, we recommend booking an initial consultation to discuss your concerns in more detail.