Metatarsalgia (or metatarsal syndrome) is an uncomfortable and painful malady that strikes in the area of the ball of the foot.
Untreated flat feet can cause knee, hip, and back problems as well, so see your foot doctor for a complete diagnosis and the perfect custom orthotic inserts.
The rough and dry skin caused by calluses on your feet can create considerable discomfort and can even split open in a condition called a heel fissure that can bleed and become infected with bacteria.
Being on your feet all day for work or during extensive exercising or while playing sports can contribute to swelling in your feet and ankles.
The physical shape of your toenails can be indicative of a variety of health problems including nutritional deficiencies, chronic diseases such as diabetes, and bacterial and fungal toenail infections.
A variety of factors and conditions can cause or contribute to pain on the top of your foot but it can be difficult to determine the precise cause without the help of your foot doctor.
Fungal toenail infections can start slowly and be hard to notice in the early stages, since they don’t cause much pain or discomfort. As the condition worsens, the toenails will become more brittle, thicker, and yellowing or graying will occur.
The arch of your foot is an interesting and complex structure composed of three main sections including the transverse arch and the two longitudinal sections.
One of the most common causes of pain in the ball of the foot is called capsulitis. The condition is so named because it is located near the big toe in an area encapsulated by bones, tendons, ligaments and other tissues.
When bunions are in the early stages, they respond better to efforts at straightening since the toe is more flexible.