Metatarsalgia (commonly known as a sore foot!) is a condition that affects the metatarsal bones in the foot. These bones help support the arch and are responsible for transferring weight to the toes. When they become inflamed or sore, it can be very painful to walk or stand.

If you are experiencing pain and inflammation in the ball of your foot it is important to see a podiatrist. Our experienced team of podiatrists in Brighton will be able to diagnose your condition and develop a treatment plan that is right for you.

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Metatarsalgia FAQ

What causes metatarsalgia?

Metatarsalgia is often seen in people who are flat-footed or have high arches. This condition is caused by increased pressure on the ball of the foot, a result of tight shoes, ill-fitting shoes, or shoes that lack support. People who are overweight or have diabetes are also at a higher risk for developing metatarsalgia.