Home > Foot Care > Foot Pain Under Toes

Foot Pain Under Toes

January 6th, 2011

foot pain under toes
foot pain under toes

Relief for Ball of Foot Pain With Arch Support Inserts

Acute ball-of-foot pain symptoms can indicate the presence of Metatarsalgia, a medical condition which involves inflammation to the nerves attached to the metatarsal bones. Metatarsalgia is a common occurrence among runners, basketball players, tennis players, and other athletes involved in high-impact sports. It is also frequent among women who wear high-heel shoes for long periods at a time.

Common Symptoms of Metatarsalgia

People afflicted by
metatarsalgia
experiences sharp pain in the area of the sole directly behind the toes, more commonly known as the balls of our feet. The footache can be acute, burning, or dull, and is most often felt near the big toe, though it can also occur under the middle toes. These are the most frequent symptoms related to metatarsal foot pain:

  • An acute pain in the toe area
  • Lack of sensation or tingling of the toes
  • The pain gets worse when flexing the feet.
  • The pain worsens when walking barefoot, particularly on hard surfaces.
  • The ache worsens when you run, walk, or stand for long periods, and improves after resting.
  • A feeling like you’re walking on rocks

Metatarsalgia: Typical Causes

The metatarsal bones take the brunt of our weight when pushing-off while running or jumping, which can be the equivalent to several times your body weight. Among the frequent causes of metatarsal foot pain are extreme sports training, irregular foot anatomy, being overweight, improper footwear, and frequent wearing of high-heel shoes.

Possible Complications

If the symptoms of metatarsal foot pain are not treated in a timely manner, this condition can deteriorate to more severe ailments such as loss of range of motion, injury to foot ligaments, problems with the toes, and chronic stiffness. In extreme cases, necrosis can develop and collapse the entire bone structure.

Metatarsal Foot Pain Treatment Approach

Healing metatarsal foot pain in most cases does not require extreme measures. The most recommended treatments for metatarsal foot pain are:

Relax -
Avoid stressing your feet by getting some rest. In short time you may participate in low-impact activities such as swimming, rowing, or cycling.

Use Ice -
Use ice packs on the area of pain for 15 to 20 minutes at a time, several times a day.

Wear properly-fitting shoes -
Shoes need to fit properly and be of the suitable for the type of activity that you plan to get involved in.

Wear arch support inserts –
The use of suitable
arch support inserts
can provide the needed sustainment to reduce pressure on the metatarsal area.

Wearing arch support inserts can be an essential part of most treatments for metatarsal foot pain. Wearing metatarsal pads can also help to reduce the pressure around the metatarsal area.

In most cases involving metatarsal foot pain do not require medical treatment. It is normal for our feet to experience pain after a long day of standing or intense physical activity. Consult a physician if the pain or burning sensation if the metatarsal foot pain does not improve after altering your activities and wearing arch support inserts.

Having
pain in the metatarsals
can be an unpleasant experience, but by taking the proper care of your feet with the treatment options recommended above you can return to your normal activities in a short amount of time.

About the Author

The orthotic insoles designed by foot care researchers at Footminders are highly recommended by many podiatrists and specialty foot care stores. These products are the result of years of extensive foot care research by foot care professionals. You can find more information and treatment for many types of foot pain at www.footminders.com.

KT Tape: Foot Pad Pain

eBay Logo  





£0.00

eBay Logo  

Professional Toe Nail Clipper Cutter - Chiropody Heavy Duty Use for Thick Nails


Professional Toe Nail Clipper Cutter – Chiropody Heavy Duty Use for Thick Nails


£4.15


Newtons Foot Therapy Chiropody Sponge x 6


Newtons Foot Therapy Chiropody Sponge x 6


£8.00


Newtons Foot Therapy Chiropody Sponge x 3


Newtons Foot Therapy Chiropody Sponge x 3


£4.75


Newtons Foot Therapy Chiropody Sponge


Newtons Foot Therapy Chiropody Sponge


£2.25


New Blacks File single End Podiatry Chiropody Instruments Stainless Steel CE CER


New Blacks File single End Podiatry Chiropody Instruments Stainless Steel CE CER


£1.99


Professional Toe Nail Clipper Cutter Nippers - Chiropody Heavy Duty Thick Nails


Professional Toe Nail Clipper Cutter Nippers – Chiropody Heavy Duty Thick Nails


£6.60


Professional Toe Ingrown Nail Nipper Clipper Podiatry Chiropody Sterlize able


Professional Toe Ingrown Nail Nipper Clipper Podiatry Chiropody Sterlize able


£6.49


Cuticle Nail Nipper Professional Chiropody Pedicure Clipper Plier Cutter


Cuticle Nail Nipper Professional Chiropody Pedicure Clipper Plier Cutter


£3.35


2 GIANT SHEETS 7MM FLEECY FOAM CHIROPODY FOOT PADDING  22X45CM EACH SHEET


2 GIANT SHEETS 7MM FLEECY FOAM CHIROPODY FOOT PADDING 22X45CM EACH SHEET


£12.99


Satin Edge Two Sided Toe Nail File Podiatry Chiropody Instruments Brand New CE


Satin Edge Two Sided Toe Nail File Podiatry Chiropody Instruments Brand New CE


£2.99


Satin Edge Ingrown Toe Nail Lifter Podiatry Chiropody Instruments Brand New UK


Satin Edge Ingrown Toe Nail Lifter Podiatry Chiropody Instruments Brand New UK


£2.75


Profoot Chiropody Felt Instant Pressure Pain Relief Soft Self Adhesive Padding


Profoot Chiropody Felt Instant Pressure Pain Relief Soft Self Adhesive Padding


£2.99


3x Profoot Chiropody Felt Pressure Pain Relief Soft Self Adhesive Padding


3x Profoot Chiropody Felt Pressure Pain Relief Soft Self Adhesive Padding


£6.65


Professional Toe Nail Cutters Clippers Chiropody Podiatry Pedicure Instruments


Professional Toe Nail Cutters Clippers Chiropody Podiatry Pedicure Instruments


£4.95


Professional Toe Nail Cutters Clippers Chiropody Podiatry Pedicure Instruments


Professional Toe Nail Cutters Clippers Chiropody Podiatry Pedicure Instruments


£7.65


Professional Toe Nail Cutters Clippers Chiropody Podiatry Pedicure Instruments


Professional Toe Nail Cutters Clippers Chiropody Podiatry Pedicure Instruments


£7.95


Hard Skin Foot Filer, Pedicure, Foot Care, Smoothing Foot File, Double Ended


Hard Skin Foot Filer, Pedicure, Foot Care, Smoothing Foot File, Double Ended


£2.65


Nail Clipper Clippers Magnifier Easy Grip Handle Foot Toe Hand Aid Chiropody NEW


Nail Clipper Clippers Magnifier Easy Grip Handle Foot Toe Hand Aid Chiropody NEW


£2.49


New Three Packs Of Newtons Chiropody Sponge Foot Therapy *FROM UK* New


New Three Packs Of Newtons Chiropody Sponge Foot Therapy *FROM UK* New


£6.72


Professional Toe Finger Thick NAIL CUTTER Manicure Clipper Nipper Chiropody CE


Professional Toe Finger Thick NAIL CUTTER Manicure Clipper Nipper Chiropody CE


£6.49


cuticle clipper pro remover trimmer toe nail nipper scissor nail art chiropody


cuticle clipper pro remover trimmer toe nail nipper scissor nail art chiropody


£5.99


Burbig Professional Toe Nail Clipper / Cutter - Chiropody Podiatry 12cm


Burbig Professional Toe Nail Clipper / Cutter – Chiropody Podiatry 12cm


£3.75


Professional Cutters Nippers Chiropody Podiatry Toe Nail Clippers


Professional Cutters Nippers Chiropody Podiatry Toe Nail Clippers


£2.99


Prestige Professional toe nail cutters clippers chiropody podiatry pedicure HD


Prestige Professional toe nail cutters clippers chiropody podiatry pedicure HD


£4.16


Prestige Professional toe nail cutters clippers chiropody podiatry pedicure HD


Prestige Professional toe nail cutters clippers chiropody podiatry pedicure HD


£4.16

eBay Logo  

Olive Foot Pads Neoprene Soft Heel Protector Cracked Calluses Heel Skin Socks


Olive Foot Pads Neoprene Soft Heel Protector Cracked Calluses Heel Skin Socks


£2.69


VLCC Pediglow Foot Care Kit with foot cleanser scrub cream spray pedicure J


VLCC Pediglow Foot Care Kit with foot cleanser scrub cream spray pedicure J


£13.95


VLCC Pediglow Foot Care Kit With Foot Cleanser Scrub Cream Spray Pedicure V


VLCC Pediglow Foot Care Kit With Foot Cleanser Scrub Cream Spray Pedicure V


£16.00


VLCC Pediglow Foot Care Kit with foot cleanser scrub cream spray pedicure I


VLCC Pediglow Foot Care Kit with foot cleanser scrub cream spray pedicure I


£13.95


VLCC Pediglow Foot Care Kit with foot cleanser scrub cream spray pedicure H


VLCC Pediglow Foot Care Kit with foot cleanser scrub cream spray pedicure H


£13.95


1 Pair of Cushion Pad High Heels Front Foot Slip Mats Insole Tiptoes Pain Relief


1 Pair of Cushion Pad High Heels Front Foot Slip Mats Insole Tiptoes Pain Relief


£0.99


1 Pair of Stripe Cushion Pad High Heels Pain Relief Foot Care Gentle Grips Hug


1 Pair of Stripe Cushion Pad High Heels Pain Relief Foot Care Gentle Grips Hug


£0.99


100% Natural Cork One Size Cuttable 4mm Thick Odor Removal Shoe Insole Inserts


100% Natural Cork One Size Cuttable 4mm Thick Odor Removal Shoe Insole Inserts


£3.99


Arkopharma W-Stick Roll-On 4ml For Hands And Feet *Wartstick, Hard Skin, Warts*


Arkopharma W-Stick Roll-On 4ml For Hands And Feet *Wartstick, Hard Skin, Warts*


£8.75


Arkopharma W-Stick Roll-On 4ml For Hands And Feet *Wartstick, Hard Skin, Warts*


Arkopharma W-Stick Roll-On 4ml For Hands And Feet *Wartstick, Hard Skin, Warts*


£14.49


Arkopharma W-Stick Roll-On 4ml For Hands And Feet *Wartstick, Hard Skin, Warts*


Arkopharma W-Stick Roll-On 4ml For Hands And Feet *Wartstick, Hard Skin, Warts*


£20.49


10pcs Detox Foot Pads Patch Detoxify Toxins Keeping Fit Health Care heook


10pcs Detox Foot Pads Patch Detoxify Toxins Keeping Fit Health Care heook


£2.18


Soothe Gel Massager Relieve Feet Sore Aching Body Toes Spa Therapy Pampered UKR


Soothe Gel Massager Relieve Feet Sore Aching Body Toes Spa Therapy Pampered UKR


£2.32


Orthotic Arch Support Shoe Insole Silicone Shock Absorb Gel Heel Flat Feet


Orthotic Arch Support Shoe Insole Silicone Shock Absorb Gel Heel Flat Feet


£4.99


VLCC Natural Sciences Pediglow Foot Care Kit


VLCC Natural Sciences Pediglow Foot Care Kit


£14.99


2Pcs Medical Grade Silicone Gel Heel Protectors Sock Pain Relief Cushion UK


2Pcs Medical Grade Silicone Gel Heel Protectors Sock Pain Relief Cushion UK


£3.39


Footful Reusable Flat Feet Orthotic Sleeve w/ Gel Wedge Arch Support Sport Cover


Footful Reusable Flat Feet Orthotic Sleeve w/ Gel Wedge Arch Support Sport Cover


£4.48


Unisex Increase High Insoles Invisible PU Rubber Sport Reduce Vibration Half Pad


Unisex Increase High Insoles Invisible PU Rubber Sport Reduce Vibration Half Pad


£7.12


1Pair Silicone Gel Toe Bunion Orthotics Separators Alignment Foot Protector


1Pair Silicone Gel Toe Bunion Orthotics Separators Alignment Foot Protector


£0.99


PR Gel Toe Separator Straightener Spreader Pad Bunion Corrector Protector Splint


PR Gel Toe Separator Straightener Spreader Pad Bunion Corrector Protector Splint


£1.33


PR Gel Toe Separator Straightener Spreader Pad Bunion Corrector Protector Splint


PR Gel Toe Separator Straightener Spreader Pad Bunion Corrector Protector Splint


£1.69


Footful 2 Pairs Gel Toe Bunion Pads Protectors Sleeves Hallux Valgus Corrector


Footful 2 Pairs Gel Toe Bunion Pads Protectors Sleeves Hallux Valgus Corrector


£4.89


 Footful 5 Pairs Gel Toe Bunion Pads Protectors Sleeves Hallux Valgus Corrector


Footful 5 Pairs Gel Toe Bunion Pads Protectors Sleeves Hallux Valgus Corrector


£10.99


Footful Arch Support Foot Brace Band Gel Wedge Pads + Bunion Hallux Valgus Brace


Footful Arch Support Foot Brace Band Gel Wedge Pads + Bunion Hallux Valgus Brace


£5.69


2PR Men,Women Gel EVA Orthotic Arch Heel Support Cushion Sport Shoe Insoles Pads


2PR Men,Women Gel EVA Orthotic Arch Heel Support Cushion Sport Shoe Insoles Pads


£4.97


Pro 11 Toe Crests 100% Gel - Helps Hammer, Claw and Mallet Toes.1 Pair two sizes (Small)


Pro 11 Toe Crests 100% Gel – Helps Hammer, Claw and Mallet Toes.1 Pair two sizes (Small)


£2.99









Profoot Toe Beds Toe & Ball Of Foot Cushions Womens Pr


Profoot Toe Beds Toe & Ball Of Foot Cushions Womens Pr


£1.55


Enjoy all-day comfort with Profoot Toe Beds, a revolutionary toe and ball of foot (metatarsal) cushion. Toe Beds’ uniquely designed toe impressions gently align toes, promoting proper toe placement and helping to prevent painful corns. The impact cushioning ball of foot pad helps prevent fatigue and callus formation and the unpleasant feeling of walking on stones….

Scholl Footcare -  Ball Of Foot Cushions


Scholl Footcare – Ball Of Foot Cushions


£2.12


Cushioning for the ball of the foot to relieve from burning pain….







Medipaq® Gel Big Toe Bunion Protector - Get Pain Relief From Bunions, Blisters, Gout or Arthritis for a More Comfortable Walk


Medipaq® Gel Big Toe Bunion Protector – Get Pain Relief From Bunions, Blisters, Gout or Arthritis for a More Comfortable Walk




Scholl Orthaheel Sport Large Orthotic


Scholl Orthaheel Sport Large Orthotic



SCHOLL ORTHAHEEL SPORTS ORTHOTIC (HEEL PAIN, KNEEPAIN, ACHING LEGS)…


UK seller 1 pair Gel Metatarsal Pads Reducing pain and discomfort sore feet


UK seller 1 pair Gel Metatarsal Pads Reducing pain and discomfort sore feet


£1.99



Foot Petals Tip Toes - BALL of FOOT Cushion Pad INSOLES - 3 PAIRS - BLACK / SILVER / BUTTERCUP


Foot Petals Tip Toes – BALL of FOOT Cushion Pad INSOLES – 3 PAIRS – BLACK / SILVER / BUTTERCUP


£15.95



Spenco Polysorb Earthbound, Women's 11-12 / Men's 10-11 by Spenco Medical


Spenco Polysorb Earthbound, Women’s 11-12 / Men’s 10-11 by Spenco Medical


£50.43


3-pod cushioning system absorbs shock and helps prevent over pronation, Polysorb stability cradle made with recycled nylon 66 provides advanced arch support and deep heel cupping, Recycled fabric with silpure antimicrobial helps prevent blisters and control odor, Metatarsal arch support offloads pressure from the ball of foot to help relieve forefoot pain, Forefoot crash pad provides extra cushion…
Categories: Foot Care Tags:
Comments are closed.