Are There Surgical Options for Metatarsalgia?
Metatarsalgia is a term used to describe pain in the ball of the foot. It is often painful with weight bearing and described as a marble or pebble in the shoe. While this can be very painful and intrusive in one's daily life, conservative measures are typically recommended first, such as shoe inserts and stretching. If these initial treatments are not helpful, surgical options can be explored.
Located in New York, Dr. Levine is a foot and ankle orthopaedist that has vast experience in traumatology and reconstructive surgery. He will spend ample time with you to educate you on this condition and review your options in detail. Together, you will come up with a plan that works best for you and gets you back to the activities in your life.
What to expect if you choose to undergo surgery
HSS is a hospital that performs only orthopaedic surgeries. Therefore, we have a highly specialized group of physician assistants, nurses, and anesthesiologists that assist the surgeon during your surgery as well as during the post-operative period to ensure that you receive the best care. Often times you will be able to go home the same day, but some surgeries or medical conditions may require you to stay overnight. If you live in New York or surrounding areas, Dr. Levine's office staff will help you arrange a day for surgery.