Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Treatment for Metatarsalgia

Have you ever driven by an amazing house and wished you could just get a peek inside to see what it looked like? If so, you need to take part in the Modern Home Tour on January 25th, 2014 in Houston, TX. You will get special access inside the homes of some of Houston’s most creative homeowners, architects and designers.

Now let’s switch gears and talk about foot pain for a moment. Have you ever experienced it and wished you could just get an inside look to know what exactly was going on? At Houston Foot Specialists we can do just that, and you may find your ball of foot pain is very likely caused by a condition called metatarsalgia. This is when there is an imbalance in the metatarsals, which are the long bones in your foot.

Proper footwear and inserts are a often recommended for treatment
The good news is that we have several effective treatment options to help relieve your ball of foot pain caused by this condition. The first part of the action plan starts with you and involves rest. You will need to alleviate pressure on your foot and avoid activities that may stress it further. Icing for 20 minutes, several times a day is helpful in reducing pain and inflammation. Next, we can step in and help you find the most suitable shoes to wear so this pain does not come back. We will help you find footwear that’s suited to your foot type and any activities that you do. Arch supports are effective in taking pressure off of your foot and orthotics can provide extra cushioning and support for your feet.

The bottom line is that treatment is important. Don’t just wait for your foot pain to go away, as most conditions only worsen if ignored. See Dr. Jeff Bowman at Houston Foot Specialists for expert foot care and treatment. Call our office in Houston, TX at (713) 467-8886 to make an appointment today.

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