Do You Have Ball of Foot Pain?

Treating Plantar WartsDoes day to day walking, working or exercise cause the balls of your feet to hurt? Do certain shoes or barefoot walking cause you pain? If so you may have a forefoot condition called metatarsalgia, which if treated correctly can be healed with a proper home treatment program.

“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.”

If you experience these symptoms more than a few days and it does not improve or go away, it is time to see your local podiatrist.

Wouldn’t it be nice to return to your exercise regimen, that sport you love to play or just go through your day without having to worry that your feet are going to become so painful that you dread being active? If you or someone you know is suffering from forefoot/ball of foot pain call our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hollander, 707-578-1222, we can help get you back on your feet pain free.

For further reading: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/metatarsalgia/basics/definition/con-20022369

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