Orthotic Services for Metatarsalgia

Metatarsalgia is characterised by 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. This could be due to the wearing of the fat pads underneath the metatarsal heads or due to synovitis (inflammation) in the joints of the forefoot. People sometimes describe the feeling as walking on a stone or a rolled-up sock. Factors that may predispose patients to the development of Metatarsalgia include:

  • A bunion deformity
  • Arthritis of the great toe
  • Ligament instability of the midfoot
  • An extremely tight calf muscle
  • Claw toes

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.


Ankel disease disorder concept. Hands on foot tentacle with red spot as pain and swelling up.