Metatarsalgia Forefoot Pain Introduction
Literally, “metatarsalgia” means pain in the metatarsals of the foot, or forefoot pain.
The pain is commonly on the sole of the foot and often sharp, described as similar to walking on pebbles or like having a stone in the shoe. However, there are a variety of possible causes of metatarsalgia and consequently the type of pain described varies also. Some people describe localised pain to one or two toes whilst others describe more generalised pain or burning pain.