Metatarsalgia, surgery and hammer treatment
In Clínica San Román we use advanced techniques in percutaneous or minimally invasive surgery for the treatment of metatarsalgia. Visit Clínica Médico-Podológica San Román for more information. Metatarsalgia is the pain caused by a metatarsal overload or a fallen transverse arch. It may occur that not all the metatarsal bones are placed in the plane of support with the same inclination and length. An excess or shortage in the inclination or collapsing of the metatarsal bone, or in the length thereof, can cause an alteration of the anterior transverse arch and of the metatarsal parabola, causing plantar hypersupports and pain which hinder normal walking.
At Clínica San Román we make orthopedic insoles in a plastic mould with the latest technology in materials and machinery. This conservative treatment is usually effective and adapts to almost any type of footwear.
Some more detailed possible causes:
Biomechanics: Due to alterations in stepping, there is instability in loading, which leads to increased pain in the metatarsal area.
Foot deformities: Claw toes, pes cavus, even bunions or hammer toes are reasons for metatarsal pain.
Footwear: Unsuitable footwear, especially the use of high heels, which reinforce the weight at one point and alter the metatarsal-phalangeal joints. Hard, inelastic or narrow shoes can also be the cause of the problem.
Dehydration: Not being well hydrated leads to loss of elasticity of the adipose tissue that acts as a shock absorber and located in the arch of the foot, which exposes the metatarsal heads to support, increasing the likelihood of pain and inflammation.
Systemic diseases: such as diabetes which can lead to foot ulceration, infections may be associated with metatarsalgia or rheumatic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or gout.
Solution to Metatarsalgia
At the San Román Chiropody Clinic we make orthopaedic insoles under plaster moulds with the latest technology in materials and machinery.
This conservative treatment is usually effective and adapts to almost all types of footwear.