Ball of Foot pain
Do you get a sharp pain just behind your toes that worsens when you stand, run or walk? Ball of Foot pain is more common than you think and the good news is that it is readily treatable.
There are a lot of structures (joints, muscles, bones, nerves etc) in the ball of the foot that can become painful when put under stress, so Ball of Foot pain is a common issue that we see often in our Clinic. Metatarsalagia is often an umbrella term used to diagnose pain on the ball of foot, but usually there is a specific part of the foot that is being stressed that needs to be addressed through a tailored treatment plan based on the needs and behaviours of each individual.
Common areas that get sore:
- Pain under the big toe
- Pain under or top of the 2nd toe
- Pain in between the 3rd and 4th toes with tingling into the toes
- Callus or corns under any part of the ball of foot
- Burning sensation
- Pain at night with acute swelling and difficulty weight-bearing
There is a very long list of conditions that could lead to ball of foot pain (too long to list here) but the good news is that we can accurately determine the root cause and prescribe an effective treatment plan for all of them so you don't need to put up with Ball of Foot pain any longer.
We know feet inside and out and can effectively treat your ball of foot pain.
Knowledge of anatomy of the foot and ankle is extremely important when we are trying to pinpoint what structure is sore and why. At Bellevue Podiatry, we are highly skilled in surface anatomy - we understand what structures are sore beneath the skin, where you are experiencing the pain and identifying the root cause of the issue.
Rather than giving ball of foot pain an umbrella diagnosis of ‘metatarsalgia,’ our podiatrist will ensure that we know what is sore, why it is sore and develop a treatment plan for you that will get rid of your ball of foot pain once and for all. Depending on the root case, effective treatments commonly used to treat ball of foot pain are:
- In shoe padding
- Silicone pads
- Orthotic management
- Rest Ice Compression Elevation
- Dry needling
- Therapeutic ultrasound