Brachymetatarsia – the long and the short of it…!

In this blog post we will talk about a foot condition called Brachymetatarsia. This condition can be painful, and it can affect the quality of life of those who suffer from it. At Feet Street Podiatry, we understand the importance of finding solutions to foot problems, and we want to help you understand what Brachymetatarsia is and what can be done to treat it.

So, what is Brachymetatarsia?

Brachymetatarsia is a condition that occurs when one of the bones in the foot, called the metatarsal bone, is shorter than the others. This can lead to an imbalance in the foot and cause pain and discomfort when walking or standing. Brachymetatarsia can affect one or more of the metatarsal bones, and it can occur in one or both feet.

What are the symptoms of Brachymetatarsia?

The symptoms of Brachymetatarsia can vary depending on the severity of the condition. Some people may not experience any pain or discomfort, while others may feel pain in the affected foot or have difficulty walking or standing for long periods. Other symptoms may include a visible shortening of the affected toe, a wider gap between the toes, and the development of calluses or corns on the affected foot.

How can Brachymetatarsia be treated?

At Feet Street Podiatry, we offer a range of treatment options for Brachymetatarsia, depending on the severity of the condition. Some of the treatments we may recommend include:

  • Shoe inserts or custom orthotics to provide support and reduce pressure on the affected foot
  • Padding or strapping to protect the foot and relieve pain
  • Onward referral for surgery to lengthen the affected metatarsal bone, which can help to restore balance and reduce pain

Our team of experienced podiatrists will work with you to develop a personalised treatment plan that addresses your unique needs and goals. We understand that every patient is different, and we will take the time to listen to your concerns and answer any questions you may have about your condition and treatment options.

If you think you may be suffering from Brachymetatarsia or any other foot condition, don’t hesitate to contact us at Feet Street Podiatry. We are here to help you get back on your feet and enjoy a pain-free life.