Are you feeling pain in the ball of your foot? If you are experiencing a stabbing or burning sensation or an aching pain beneath your toes, it could be metatarsalgia. Watch this video as a New Jersey podiatrist explains more about this painful foot condition.

Metatarsalgia is a medical term used to describe foot pain in the ball of the foot. The most common cause of this type of foot pain is generally a neuroma, which is a thickening of a nerve between two metatarsal bones — ultimately affecting the nerve. Another cause of metatarsalgia is due to the long metatarsal bone putting extra pressure on a fluid-filled sac known as a bursa, causing bursitis.

In order to understand the root cause of your foot pain, you should call the Family Foot & Ankle Specialists to have a Piscataway podiatrist diagnose your foot pain today at 732-968-3833, or call our Hillsborough office at 908-874-8030, or contact our offices online at

Peter Wishnie, D.P.M.
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