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Metatarsalgia Treatment in New Jersey

Are you experiencing pain in your forefoot that gets worse when you are walking, running or standing?

Metatarsalgia is a general term used to describe a painful foot condition in the metatarsal region, the area just before the toes, more commonly referred to as the ball of the foot.

This common foot disorder affects the bone and joints at the ball of the foot. Metatarsalgia is often located under the second, third and fourth metatarsal heads or more isolated at the first metatarsal head near the big toe.

  • Causes of this condition:
  • Being overweight
  • Bone abnormalities
  • A thinning of foot pad’s fatty tissue
  • High arch or flat feet

Maintaining your weight and remaining active are a critical part of any recovery plan. Treatment can involve stretching exercises, supportive footwear and in extreme cases, surgery. There are many advantages to having your ball-of-foot pain treated by the experienced and skilled surgeons at Advanced Foot & Ankle. Some of these advantages are:

Faster recovery
Our surgeons use advanced fixation techniques that allow for rapid healing and less pain. Most patients can begin walking immediately after surgery.

Cosmetically appealing results
Our doctors have advanced training in plastic surgery. They know how to “hide” incisions and limit scarring.

Advanced pain management
Our doctors use advanced pain management techniques to minimize post-operative discomfort. On a scale of ten, most of our patients report a pain level of 2 or less following surgery.

Personalized treatment plan
We treat our patients “as if they were family” and you will receive your surgeon’s full attention before, during and after your procedure. We can even arrange for a patient who has had a similar procedure to share information with you in advance. This will give you a well-rounded view of what you might expect during your own procedure and recovery.