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Metatarsalgia is a type of pain that occurs in the ball of the foot, also called the metatarsal region.
Symptoms of metatarsalgia
The most common symptom of metatarsalgia is a sharp, burning or aching pain in the ball of your foot. The ball of your foot is the area of sole just behind your toes.
Causes of metatarsalgia
Metatarsalgia is caused by damage to the five long bones that run underneath the soles of your feet connecting your ankle bones to your toe bones
Diagnosing metatarsalgia
If you've tried the self-care techniques for treating metatarsalgia but your symptoms have not got better, see your GP.
Treating metatarsalgia
Most cases of metatarsalgia will respond well to a number of self-care techniques, including RICE.