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Clark, NJ 07066

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Pain in the area between the arch and toes, or ball of the foot, is generally called metatarsalgia. The pain usually centers on one or more of the five bones (metatarsals) in this mid-portion of the foot.  Metatarsalgia can be a result of abnormal weight distribution due to abnormal foot structure and/or mechanics.  An unstable foot that overpronates, or flattens out too much can be one cause, but this can also happen in a rigid, high-arched foot as well.

Metatarsalgia occurs when one of the metatarsal joints becomes painful or inflamed. It can sometimes be difficult to differentiate metatarsalgia from and intermetatarsal neuroma. People often develop a callus under the affected joint. Metatarsalgia also can be caused or complicated by arthritis, foot injury (from sports, a car accident, or repeated stress), hard surfaces (cement or tile floors), and specific footwear (rigid-soled work boots).

A simple change of shoes to a style with a thicker, more rigid sole may solve the problem. In more severe cases, custom orthotics with accommodations for the pressure spots may be prescribed to alleviate the pain and prevent overpronation in the ustable foot or relieve pain by improved weight distribution in the rigid foot.

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Podiatrist - Clark, Dr. Brandon Macy, 1114 Raritan Road, Clark NJ, 07066 732-382-3470