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Metatarsalgia is the inflammation of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th metatarsal heads (the rounded ends of the bones that connect with the bones) or of the first metatarsal head, near the big toe. Pain is experienced on the balls of the feet, known as the metatarsal region.


The pain is caused when extensive, intense pressure inflames the metatarsal heads. This happens during extreme activity, like power walking or running. It can also be caused by other foot problems, such as hammer toes, bunions, Morton’s neuroma and thinning of the fat pads at the balls of the feet.

  • Narrow, high-arched feet
  • Excess weight from pregnancy or obesity
  • Excessive standing or walking.
  • Stress fractures
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Wearing high-heeled shoes
  • Poor blood supply to the feet
  • Bent or mis-shapen toes (such as hammer toes)
  • A tight Achilles tendon
  • A pinched nerve, such as Morton's Neuroma