These Forefoot Conditions are common and can usually be associated with improperly-fitted footwear. Please contact your family physician or Podiatrist and ask them how Birkenstock footwear or arch supports can help treat your symptoms. Also, feel free to contact local Birkenstock retailer about their healthy footwear recommendations. Birkenstock has many products that can help with Metatarsalgia and Morton’s Neuroma.
Metatarsalgia is a general term used to denote a painful inflammatory foot condition in the metatarsal region of the foot (the area just before the toes, or the ball of the foot). This ball-of-the-foot pain is often located under the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th metatarsal heads or more isolated at the 1st metatarsal head (near the big toe). Morton’s Neuroma is an abnormal function of the foot that leads to bones squeezing a nerve usually between the 3rd and 4th metatarsal heads.
Metatarsalgia and Neuromas are common Forefoot Conditions. The common causes are listed below:
With Metatarsalgia one or more of the metatarsal heads become painful and/or inflamed. Someone with this condition may experience acute, recurrent, or chronic pain on the ball of the foot. Pain from Morton’s Neuroma can often be felt during or after placing significant pressure on the forefoot area. This can be felt while walking, standing, jumping, and sprinting.
The first step in the treatment of Forefoot Conditions is determining what is causing the problem. Check with your family doctor or Podiatrist (foot doctor) to find the best solution for your pain or discomfort. You can reduce the risk and discomfort of Metatarsalgia and Morton’s Neuroma by following these simple instructions:
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