Metatarsalgia Illustration

Metatarsalgia

Metatarsalgia is a general term for foot pain under the ball of the foot, the pads under the heads of the metatarsal bones. Foot Anatomy The five metatarsal bones extend from the mid-foot down to the toes, making a joint with the proximal (nearest) toe bones at the ball of the foot. These joints are called the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joints. The lateral (side to side) arch of the [...]

Bunion Illustration

Bunion

What Is A Bunion? A bunion, known medically as hallux valgus, is a common foot deformity indicated by a large lump on the inside of the big toe. The resulting big toe pain and foot pain can give problems walking and in finding comfortable shoes. A bunion is a complex deformity involving the inner side of the foot and not just a lump forming on the lower [...]