Metatarsal infection

Specialty of Orthopaedic Surgery

Metatarsalgia is pain and inflammation caused by compression of the nerves located between the metatarsal bones of the feet. The injury may also occur by overloading the metatarsal heads. In any case, they cause a pain that intensifies when walking or support that area of ​​the foot. Metatarsalgia can be caused by improperly fitting shoes, the overweight, aging, excessive or inadequate sports, or as a result of having the arched feet. The treatment for metatarsalgia is the administration of anti-inflammatories, ice in the area, rest, change or decrease the sport, and wear comfortable shoes. Surgery is only used in severe cases.

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