It won’t be long until the Cottonwood Arts Festival is in full swing and artists are proudly showing off the works they’ve put so much effort into creating. The free art festival will be held on October 3rd and 4th this year and promises to bring an array of creative projects on display. In addition to the visual art, there will also be local bands performing blues, folk, swing, rock, jazz, and country tunes. Food and beverages will be available. The festival is sure to be a great time, but you may be thinking about just staying at home if you are experiencing ball of the foot pain.
Any time your foot or ankle hurts, it is important to identify exactly what is wrong. In the case of metatarsalgia, you will likely experience a painful and inflamed ball of the foot. This can be accompanied by such symptoms as tingling and burning sensations or even numbness. Most often, the symptoms are worse following walking, standing, running, or any activity that causes you to flex your feet.
Often soreness can develop in your forefoot without an obvious injury or explanation. Common causes include stress fractures, Morton’s neuroma, poorly-fitting shoes, intense physical activity, excess weight, or even an inherited foot structure. For instance, high arches and second toes that are longer than the big toe are often associated with the condition.
The good news about metatarsalgia is that it usually doesn’t require surgery to be treated successfully. Rest, ice, medication, and shoe modifications can all be part of an effective treatment plan.
Don’t let ball of the foot pain keep you away from the Cottonwood Arts Festival this year! Make your appointment with Richardson Podiatry Associates so we can help you find the relief you need. Simply contact our Richardson, TX office by calling (972) 690-5374 or fill out the online form to schedule your appointment today.