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Richardson Podiatry Center

Why does it feel like I’m walking on a marble?

When it feels like you are walking on marble or have a pebble in your shoe that isn’t there, you are likely suffering from a condition known as metatarsalgia. Pain in your feet can be caused by intense physical activity, poorly-fitting shoes, excess weight, stress fractures, and sometimes even an inherited foot structure.

The primary symptom of metatarsalgia is forefoot pain that has no apparent source. The pain can be described as aching, burning, or sharp and will typically worsen when you walk, stand, or flex your feet, but then subside with rest. In addition to pain or the sensation of a foreign object being under the foot, numbness and tingling are other symptoms that may accompany the condition.

Don’t let pain in the ball of your foot interfere with your ability to perform daily tasks and activities you enjoy! Contact our Richardson, TX office instead and have Dr. Reister diagnose what’s wrong and create a treatment plan for you. You can reach Richardson Podiatry Associates at (972) 690-5374 or schedule your appointment with our online form today.