Metatarsal Pain In Vancouver
Metatarsal Pain is pain located at the forefoot (front part of the foot before the toes). The foot has 5 metatarsal bones that extend forward to the toes, as well as a metatarsal arch, which can sometimes lose its position and alignment. A metatarsal pad may be recommended in conjuction with a custom orthotic insert in order to help alleviate metatarsal pain. Other pain relief suggestions include massage, chiropractic foot adjustments, ice, rest and soft tissue work using a tennis ball.
Dr. Michael Horowitz offers a 5-Step process to successfully treating this condition. He can help evaluate & diagnose your condition and recommend the best course of action for you. Call Vancouver Orthotics at 604-737-3668 for more information.
Metatarsalgia - Metatarsalgia (literally "metatarsal pain," colloquially known as "stone bruise") is a general term used to refer to any painful foot condition affecting the metatarsal region of the foot. This is a common problem that can affect the joints and bones of the metatarsals. Metatarsalgia is most often localized to the the first metatarsal head (the ball of the foot just behind the big toe). The next most frequent site of metatarsal head pain is under the second metatarsal. This can be due to either too short a first metatarsal bone or to hypermobility of the first ray (metatarsal bone + medial cuneiform bone behind it), both of which result in excess pressure being transmitted into the second metatarsal head.
Vancouver Orthotics has two locations:
Hycroft Medical Building
114-3195 Granville Street
Have your questions about Metatarsal Pain answered by Dr. Michael Horowitz by calling 604-737-3668 or by filling out the form below. He will respond promptly.