Ball of foot pain / metatarsalgia

by Janice

Metatarsalgia

Metatarsalgia

Ball of foot pain / metatarsalgia

The ball of my foot is so painful. I have tried many products on the market (think I own most all of them) and still no relief. I recently called a Chiropractor who said he could help me; that is, until I went in to see him. Within seconds he decided he was not the right person for the job.

I dance about 9 hours a week and have all different type of dance shoes/sneakers and still no relief.

Just don't know where to turn but do not want to give up my dancing. I did have a stress fracture in my ankle years ago and also have supports for plantar fascitis. Age is against me too (61 years old).

I plan to buy some RockTape suggested by a friend who uses it. She is going to show me how to wrap my foot with this. Do I go to a foot doctor (been there, done that a few times), a surgeon, another Chiropractor that might truly help me? Hope you have some advice on what I should do.

I also use a footsie roller and try to massage my feet.

I live in Waltham, MA if that helps you on where to direct me. Sure wish they had foot replacement surgery like they do with knees and hips. I dance for my health and it is killing me! Thanks for any advice you can share with me.

Janice




Hello Janice,
Look all medical services, there are chiropractors who specialise in feet, and those whose interests and skills lie elsewhere. I happen to have an interest in feet, but not all chiros... phone your chiropractic association, and ask if there is a chiro with a FICS qualification.

You probably have a condition called metatarsalgia that generally responds well to chiropractic, but that's a guess.

You've got to find someone local... phone all the chiros and ask if they treat feet. Don't get into more expensive orthotics. And don't give up dancing!

Dr B

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May 08, 2015
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Foot pain
by: Anonymous

This foot pain is disgusting, i've tried many new things including the foot doctor but it seems like nothing is working. It has been a year now and its getting worst. I going to try a few of these tips.

Help.




Like I said, start looking for a chiropractor who specifically treats feet. Not quite sure what sort of foot doctor you saw.

The condition is sometimes complicated by a Morton's neuroma which makes it more difficult.

It's most unusual for our treatment not to give considerable relief, like 50 to 90 percent, but a true cure is unlikely if you've had it for a year. Like most chronic conditions an occasional regular treatment becomes necessary.

Dr B



Jan 09, 2014
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Found Chiropractor
by: Anonymous

I was actually fotunate enough to find a Chiropractor that has worked on my feet and the pain is gone. I go usually once a month to maintain since I dance two to three nights a week and put a lot of stress on the ball of my foot. This is the only thing that has ever helped.




Hello Anon,
That's marvellous! Buy him her a bottle of nice red wine! He's earned it.

Dr B


Jan 09, 2014
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Exercises
by: Anonymous

Have u tried exercises designed to help your condition? You can google ball of foot pain exercises. Maybe that would help! Good luck!

Hello again,
Yes, indeed, ask your chiropractor for some exercises specific to your problem.

Dr B

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