While the Town Bridge in Mackay had been conceived of as spanning the wide Pioneer River in a true and level span, when the construction had been commenced upon a natural rock bar dividing the wide reach, a single grievous error was made and thence extrapolated upon. So when the bridge finally met the land - it was nine feet too high. Â This disaster was soon rectified. At the northern end it was a relatively easy matter to re-build the approach. In the end it's as good as any bridge in the North. Or at least as good as any with a big ramp at one end. Then Eddie called from somewhere deep in the fug. Slikker followed the voice over to a small table crowded with the well picked over remains of what might have been a luncheon for two. One platter held the bared skeleton of a bird, another the remains of a pastry shell, and even in the breadbasket the tide was out. Guarding a perimeter just beyond casual kicking range several multicoloured mongrels were hypnotized by the sight of a ragged child sitting cross-legged beneath the table, with one bread roll in her mouth and another in each hand. Metatarsalgia is the general term for pain in the metatarsal region of the foot more commonly called the Ball of the Foot. Many women suffer from Metatarsalgia as a result of wearing high heels, but this condition can also occur in men. Wearing (high) heels means most of the bodyweight is concentrated on the forefoot, causing excessive pressure in the ball of the foot. Soaking the feet and/or propping them up is a good way to relax the muscles and take the strain off of the heels. It may be a temporary fix, but it often helps someone to feel better. Wearing the wrong shoes – especially for women who wear high heels all day, the wrong shoes can cause a lot of discomfort, most commonly in the ball of the foot, because high heels force most of the weight to that area. Even shoes without high heels can cause foot pain, though, if they don't have any support to them. New shoes might provide better cushion for the feet. This could eliminate the cause of the heel pain in many people. Often people wear shoes that are old and worn out. Holistic Approach Are you uncomfortable with the severe foot or heel pain in the morning, after or while walking, after sleeping, sitting or running and looking for foot heal pain treatment? You may be affected by plantar fasciitis, inflammation of plantar fascia, the ligament between the front of the heel and the base of the toes that helps to support the arch. When we sprain an ankle, for example, the pain warns us that the ligament and soft tissues may be frayed and bruised, and that further activity may cause additional injury. Night Splint - designed to keep your tendons and ligaments stretched at night to reduce heel pain throughout the day.