Metatarsophalangeal Joint Pain refers to joint pain occuring from the metatarsal for an unknown reason. This is usually used because it is not essential to diagnose exactly what is causing the pain, because as long as you elminate a few options, treatment for metatarsal joint pain is usually always the same.
Metatarsal joint pain usually occurs at the prominent part of the forefoot where the toes connect to the metatarsal bones. The most common site of metatarsal joint pain is the second metatarsal but it can spread over to the third, fourth and fifth toes as well. The most common causes of metatarsal joint pain are detailed below.