Richmond Chiropractic Centre

Address:

#5520-8181 Cambie Road
Richmond, BC
V6X 1J8

Phone number:

+1 (604) 270-1007

Email:

info@richmondchiro.com

Consultation hours

Monday, Thursday and Saturday | 9am – 2pm
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday | 9am – 6pm

Foot Pain

The Burning Pain of Metatarsalgia

Numbness, tingling, and burning pain – These are all symptoms that patients might experience as a result of metatarsalgia. This can make daily actions such as walking, standing, or wiggling the toes excruciatingly painful.

 The five metatarsal heads that control and balance the feet during normal gait undergo great pressure. As the metatarsals press against each other, pain is concentrated toward the ball of the foot. As a result, supportive nerves, ligaments, and muscles between the metatarsal heads become inflamed. It’s possible for these symptoms to develop suddenly, especially with patients involved in excessive amounts of running or jumping, however, the problem usually develops over time.

 Metatarsalgia occurs when there is a change in the mechanics of the foot. According to the American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine (ACFAOM), while a single factor can sometimes lead to metatarsalgia, it’s more common for several factors to be involved , such as:

• Intense activity

• Hammertoes and bunions

• Excess weight

• Poorly fitting shoe

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