Saturday, April 29, 2006
This is the type of foot pain I have. Metatarsalgia is basically pain around the ball of the foot. Great. Very helpful. It has to do with wearing the wrong shoes and having high arches and narrow feet (in my case), although obviously, there are many causes. Runners are also very susceptible. It hurts when I roll off the ball of my foot when running. It feels as if all my tendons are compressed very tightly, and then released suddenly, which is when I feel pain. Ice, rest, and NSAIDs help a lot. I'm frustrated b/c I think I got this by wearing the wrong street shoes so I didn't even injure it running this time!