Season 2, Episode 7: Common Foot Problems: Metatarsalgia

Today Bryan is chatting with board certified podiatrist, Dr. Sondema Tarr. Dr. Tarr has a bachelor’s degree from the New York Institute of Technology and earned her doctorate of podiatry from Kent State University. After a 3 year surgical residency in Cleveland, Ohio she now resides in Phoenix, Arizona where she opened her own practice, Direct Podiatry Arizona. Listen in as Bryan and Dr. Tarr discuss a very common foot problem: metatarsalgia, what causes it, how to prevent it, and what to do if you are experiencing pain in the ball of your foot.

What You’ll Hear in this Episode:

  • What inspired Dr. Tarr’s interest in the field of footcare
  • How Dr. Tarr ended up starting her practice in Arizona
  • Dr. Tarr’s opinion on how high heels affect your foot health
  • What is metatarsalgia?
  • What causes metatarsalgia
  • How to prevent metatarsalgia
  • What to do if you begin experiencing pain in the ball of your foot
  • How custom orthotics can help metatarsalgia
  • What is a metatarsal pad and how can it help?
  • Foot pain isn’t normal and there is help for you

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