If you are experiencing pain on the ball of your foot, you may have a common condition we see every day.
You may feel like you are walking on a ball or something raised. Women over the age of 40 are most prone to this symptom.
An injury is rarely the cause of this pain. Avoiding being barefoot on hard surfaces and wearing shoes with good padding usually relieve it a little bit. But the most important step in successfully eliminating the pain is getting an accurate diagnosis.
We find that the culprit is often the 2nd toe, right where it connects to the foot. It’s definitely not apparent to the untrained eye, but is quite obvious to us.
It could be something as simple as inflammation of the joint, or more complex – such as a torn ligament on the ball of the foot.
We can find a solution, but how involved it will be depends on the severity and longevity of the problem.
A simple inflammation of the foot can turn into a ligament tear or a deformity of the joint if not treated early enough. Don’t risk needing an avoidable surgery or suffering longer than needed by hoping consistent foot pain will just go away.
We are here to help guide you to the fastest and easiest remedies.