Ball of Foot Pain

Definition

            Ball of foot pain is also called "Metatarsalgia". Ball of foot pain can be caused by the inflammation in the padding that is directly below the toes.  The pain of the ball of foot is located where the most of pressure is placed when standing and moving.

Symptoms

  • Pain that worsens when standing

  • Shooting pain, numbness, and tingling in the toes

  • Sharp, aching or burning pain in the ball of the foot

  • Feeling that a pebble is in the shoe or sock is wadded up 

Causes

  • High arch

  • Poor Footwear

  • Increasing exercising and activities

  • Morton's neuroma

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