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Why Do I Have Swelling And Pain In The Ball Of My Foot?

Medically, this is referred to as metatarsalgia. It is called this because the pain and swelling occurs in area of the foot which contains the metatarsal bones. You have 5 metatarsal bones and metatarsalgia will generally appear in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th metatarsal region.

This pain is usually experienced in athletes or patients with bunions, hammertoes, or stress fractures. Athletes will experience metatarsal pain as a result of high stress situations. The same concept applies to those the average person with these deformities. When the foot experiences frequent or consistent stress, you stand the chance of developing metatarsalgia.

If you have developed pain in the ball of your foot, a change in your shoe choice is recommended. Wearing shoes specifically designed for your daily activities can reduce stress applied to your feet. If this change does not help the pain, custom orthotics could be the right option for you.

In either case, contacting one of our Sugar Land, Missouri City or Huston offices will help you end your pain.

This information is not meant as medical advice. It is provided solely for education. Our practice would be pleased to discuss your unique circumstances and needs as they relate to these topics.


The Foot Pros at Foot & Ankle Associates treat all medical and surgical foot pain and ankle pain conditions, including ingrown toenails. Licensed Sugar Land, TX Foot Doctor, Dr. Marco Vargas can help bring you foot pain and ankle pain relief.

Our Sugar Land, Texas (TX) podiatry office offer the most effective and state-of-the-art, quality podiatry care services with a smile to patients in our local community, including Sugar Land, Texas (TX) and Houston, Texas (TX).

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Podiatry Office In Sugar Land, TX
15200 Southwest Freeway Suite 130
Sugar Land, TX 77478

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Houston, TX 77074
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Foot & Ankle Associates located in Sugar Land, Texas (TX) and Houston, Texas (TX) treats all medical and surgical foot and ankle conditions. Over 25,000 happy patients have found relief for their foot and ankle pain with the help of licensed podiatrist, Dr. Marco Vargas. can help bring you foot and ankle pain relief.

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