Are you struggling to play your favourite sports because of a sharp pain or ache on the ball of your foot?
Is it a drag not being able to walk or run without limping?
Have the painkillers and anti inflammatories failed you?
If you are suffering from Metatarsalgia, you will sometimes experience sharp pain and at other times it will just be downright achy, just limping around the house. First thing in the morning, especially, this pain can really get you down and give you a sense of hopelessness.
Trying to overcome this problem on your own is quite difficult. The very nature of this injury is slow onset and also can be be very difficult to rectify. As a runner who was afflicted by this I completely understand the pain and frustration you are going through!
Metatarsalgia is a slow injury to heal.
Firstly the blood supply in this area is quite poor which exacerbates the problem.
Secondly you put pressure through this area every time you walk, all day re injuring your foot, causing disruption to the healing process.
Thirdly it’s very sensitive to touch and can by it’s very nature add to a compensatory problem elsewhere.
How we can help
We have a proven track record in successfully treating Metatarsalgia through our unique Infra Red Sauna and hydrotherapy/hands on approach. We have found that this type of treatment provides better results than just hands on treatment alone and will assist in speeding up your recover time greatly. We are the only therapist to offer this service in Cork.
In addition we often use bespoke Orthotics with a precision placed metatarsal pad designed to control the ground reaction forces being felt excessively in this zone, and to control the underlying biomechanics. You will receive a very comprehensive review of the factors causing your injury and you can expect to experience a dramatic improvement after your first visit. We will provide you with your own proven home rehab protocol to enhance your therapy session.
We have found that our unique combination of Infra Red Sauna, Hydrotherapy and Hands On treatment provides better results than just hands on treatment alone and will assist in speeding up your recover time greatly. We are the only therapist to offer this service in Cork.
A unique approach tailored to your Metataralgia condition will over time bring about a lasting solution to this painful and annoying injury getting you back into the activities you wish to participate in ASAP.