Metatarsalgia is a painful ailment that affects the balls of the feet and is frequently caused by repetitive damage. The pain might be felt in one or both feet, and it might be felt in one or more of the metatarsal bones. When a person walks, runs, or puts their weight on the afflicted foot, the pain becomes more intense. Athletes, especially those who participate in sports that place a lot of pressure on the forefoot, are prone to be affected by this ailment. Sprinters and especially high jumpers, for example, tend to put a lot of pressure on the forefoot. The metatarsals, or balls of the foot, can become inflamed as a result of frequent impact.