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Henderson, NV
A 44-year-old female asked:

Ball of foot under 2nd toe, feel knot when i walk without shoes. no pain yet just uncomfortable. not as noticeable with shoes on.

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Dr. Connie Topliff
Family Medicine, Board Certified 29 years experience
Sounds like .....: Irritation of the head of the 2nd metatarsal. Wearing heels will make this worse. Try wearing flats or sports shoes only, even around the house. Do this for about 4-6 wks. If it gets better you can very occasionally wear max 2" heels & consider putting a metatarsal pad (at drugstores) inside your heels to cushion the ball of the foot. You may need to see a podiatrist.
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