Specialty Surgeon Complete Packaged Procedure. Metatarsalgia is a term that is used for any pain or inflammatory process that occurs across the ball of the foot. It can occur in one specific area, or across the entire ball of the foot. It is associated with increased stress over the heads of your metatarsal bones (the ball of your foot). Treatment can consist of non-weight bearing to the area with the use of crutches or a walker, weight bearing in a removable cast boot (CAM walker), or walking in a stiff soled shoe, such as a sneaker or surgical shoe and anti-inflammatory medication. Treatment cost includes the facility fee, physician’s fee, related medical procedures and drugs required to administer the plan of care. Not included are diagnostic studies, consultations with additional specialists and cost of complication management; travel, food and lodging.