Are you getting tingling, burning or pins and needles in your toes, or ball of your foot? The forefoot structure combines small bones, narrow spaces for nerves, and complex webs of soft tissues that can all become overloaded by incorrect shoes, poor foot posture and certain activities.
At Darwin Podiatry we assess your walking posture, we review your shoes, use insoles and orthotics to offload your forefoot and discuss your activity and exercise habits to ensure the root of your forefoot pain is discovered and treated to get you out of pain.
Pain in the toes of the feet
There are many conditions that can cause pain in the ball of the foot known as metatarsalgia (around the tip of the metatarsal bones). Forefoot pain is usually a sign of aging. Those who suffer from metatarsalgia have difficulty walking, running, playing, and doing many other activities because of the pain and discomfort they experience.
A thorough history of the problem and direct questioning is necessary in order to arrive at a correct diagnosis. Injured structures can be examined and identified with a thorough understanding of forefoot anatomy.
Early intervention can help to relieve pain. Forefoot pain that is mild to moderate can be treated with non-invasive methods. Surgery may be necessary in the most severe cases of neuroma and bunions. Preventative Actions of forefoot pain treatment:
- Your doctor may prescribe pain medication to alleviate pain and inflammation.
- If your foot is hurting or swollen, resting it and applying an ice pack wrapped in a towel can help.
- Dietary regimens for weight loss if you are overweight
- Avoid strenuous activities that put too much strain on the bones and tendons of the feet, such as running or weightlifting. Strengthen the muscles in your feet by doing specific exercises.
- As a last resort, wear a pair of custom-made orthotics or insoles. It also reduces the stress on the metatarsal bones, which is beneficial.
- Cushioning inserts for your shoes can help alleviate some of the shocks you feel while walking
Tips for Forefoot Pain Relief at Home
- Essential oils
- Oil of Eucalyptus
Using eucalyptus oil can reduce inflammation and pain. This makes them ideal for Forefoot Pain relief pain.
Anti-inflammatory properties can be found in peppermint oil. Because peppermint oil can alleviate foot pain and symptoms such as redness and swelling, it may be useful in this regard.
- Baking Soda
Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) is another name for this chemical. We have the use of coconut oil.
The analgesic and antimicrobial properties of coconut oil are due to its medium-chain fatty acids. This may help alleviate pain in the lower legs.
- Epsom Salt
The combination of hot and cold compresses may be ideal for relieving foot pain. The circulation in the foot can be improved with the use of a hot compress
- Ginger is number
Anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties can be found in ginger. This could help alleviate pain and inflammation in the feet.