Symptoms of Metatarsalgia
Symptoms of metatasalgia may include the following:
- Pain in ball of the foot, just below toes—sharp, aching, burning—that intensifies with weight-bearing activities (standing, walking, running) and diminishes with rest;
- Numbness or tingling in the toes.
Pain from metatarsalgia may be distinguished from pain from Morton’s neuroma, as the latter usually occurs as a sharp pain between the second and third, or the third and fourth, toes. Pain from metatarsalgia may be distinguished from the pain of sesamoiditis, as in the latter, pain is usually localized under the big toe.