The Foot Centre servicing Wangaratta, Myrtleford and Benalla
A diagnosis must be carefully made using a thorough history and direct questioning. An expert knowledge of the anatomy of the forefoot allows an in-depth examination and the injured structure can be identified.
Metatarsalgia is a general umbrella term for forefoot pain beneath the ball of the foot, or the area just before the toes. Management is directed towards targeting the cause of the condition, and measures put in place to offload and distress the affected region. Sometimes semi-immobilisation is required in a short leg pneumatic walker (or soft cast), but more often it is an simple as footwear modifications and in shoe orthoses.