If you are suffering from pain at the ball of your foot, you may be experiencing metatarsalgia. Metatarsalgia occurs when your metatarsals (the five long bones that go from your arch to your toes) get inflamed. You may feel a stabbing or burning pain just beneath the toes or at the ball of your foot. If you are dealing with ball of foot pain, try cushioning your arches and metatarsals with arch supports and wearing the proper shoes. Rest, ice, strengthen your arch, wear an arch support and see your physician to treat ball of foot pain. Use our guided tool, Brace Advisor
, for recommendations on a support or brace for metatarsalgia based on your activity levels.