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The bones that make up the toes on your feet are called your metatarsals. An overload of your forefoot through poor biomechanics or inappropriate footwear can lead to Metatarsalgia. This can lead to a painful, sometimes burning sensation in the ball of your foot. There are numerous treatment methods for Metatarsalgia, including insoles, changes in footwear, metatarsal pads and Physical Therapy.
In this article, we will demonstrate the best Physical Therapy exercises for Metatarsalgia.
There are two significant muscles in your calf muscle group. The soleus is an important stabilizer of your ankle.
It is important to have a good range of motion in your big toe. A stiff big toe can lead to extra pressure being placed on the other 4 toes. This can contribute to metatarsalgia
How to perform
Your Gastrocneumius is a major muscle in your calf muscle group. Metatarsalgia pain can stop people from pushing through their forefoot, leading to the tightness of the gastrocnemius muscle.
Wrap a resistance band around the big toe in a seated position
This article is written by James McCormack, a Lower Limb Specialist who is an expert in treating Metatarsalgia.
This is not medical advice. We recommend a consultation with a medical professional such as James McCormack if you are experiencing any of the symptoms discussed in this article. James offers Online Physiotherapy Appointments weekly and face-to-face appointments in his London clinic.