Metatarsalgia is a commonly experienced overuse injury in which the ball of the foot becomes red, inflamed and painful. It is generally thought of as a result of another underlying condition e.g. bursitis, instead of being a condition in its own right. In common with other forefoot injuries, it is a common condition among athletes participating in high impact sports involving running or jumping.These include track and field, tennis, football, baseball and soccer. The forefoot pain usually comes on gradually and intensifies while running or walking. The braces or foot care products below can help to manage the pain of the condition. Please check with us or your doctor to ensure that they are the right solution to the problem.