Metatarsalgia Physiotherapy Treatment in Toronto

What is Metatarsalgia?

ChiropodyMetatarses are the long bones in the foot. These bones are designed to share the body weight of a person when walking and during other daily activities. The disruption of the delicate balance of bones in the foot causes mild and in some cases intense foot pain, which is known as metatarsalgia (foot pain).

Metatarsalgia can be caused by various factors including but not limited to systemic diseases like diabetes and bone abnormalities. One of the most common reasons for its occurrence is the disruption of the posture of metatarsals, the long foot bones. Even if one of these bones is disrupted from its original position or is damaged, it will affect all these bones in the foot and will cause dysfunction in them.

Some of the common symptoms of metatarsalgia include

  • Mild to intense pain in the ball of the feet which becomes intense with any physical activity such as walking and playing sports
  • Feeling uncomfortable when wearing socks and shoes

While the symptoms of metatarsalgia are often resolved using conservative treatments, physiotherapy can be helpful in alleviating the pain and discomfort associated with metatarsalgia through exercises and stretching.

Metatarsalgia Physiotherapy Treatment

  • Conservative methods include changing shoes, resting, using metatarsal pads
  • Wearing semi-rigid orthotics
  • Oblique osteotomy
  • Podiatry

Physiotherapists treat Metatarsalgia

At Physiomobility, we have a team of qualified professionals who offer specialized treatment for various musculoskeletal conditions. Whether you have a chronic medical condition, such as arthritis, or you have experienced a sports injury, or suffer from dizziness and vertigo our experienced physiotherapists will provide you personalized treatment, offering you relief from pain and discomfort and enabling you to get back to your usual activities quickly.

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