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Morton’s Metatarsalgia

Pain in the ball of your foot is called Metatarsalgia. Where this type of pain is confined to the 3rd and 4th toes it is called Morton’s Metatarsalgia. The piercing pain is caused by a pinching of the nerve that serves the toes. It is a pain that is often associated with Flat Foot or Fallen Arches.

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Tags: Legs, Knees, Ankle, Feet, Ligaments, Tendons, Muscles, Fallen Arches, Flat Feet, Pain in ball of foot - Morton's Metatarsalgia

Fallen Arch - Flat Feet

The foot is an amazingly complex unit of 26 bones tied together with ligaments, muscles, fascia and tendons. Some of this fascia joins the front of the foot to the heel, working like a bowstring to create an arch. When you stand, the inside of the foot usually has a space between it and the floor. This is called your arch. If you have flat feet this arch is absent.

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Tags: Lower Body, Legs, Knees, Feet, Ligaments, Tendons, Muscles, Ankle Sprain or Strain, Fallen Arches, Flat Feet, Muscle sprain or strain

Plantar Fasciitis

Fascia is the name given to the “scaffolding” of the body. It is present under your skin, holding muscles together, suspending organs, giving your body it’s unique shape. It is thickest under your foot and also acts like a “bowstring” connecting your heel to the front of your foot thereby creating an arch. Sometimes it can get inflamed and this is called plantar fasciitis.

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Tags: Arms and Legs, Lower Body, Feet, Fascia, Muscles, Ankle Sprain or Strain, Fallen Arches, Muscle sprain or strain, Sports Injuries

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