U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Bastrop, TX
A 45-year-old female asked:

i have a morton's neuroma. after i have been off my feet for awhile, the ball of my foot hurts so i can hardly walk. is that because of the neuroma?

4 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomman Kuruvilla
Podiatry 22 years experience
Neuroma: Yes the neuroma generally hurts at the ball the foot even if you stay off of it. It is the compression of the nerve do to the surrounding tissues of the 3rd interspace. An injection with nsaids can help, in conjunction of orthotic wear. Finally the decompression surgery is the last option but might i add very successful in curing the condition.
Dr. Jason Rudolph
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Most likely: Morton's neuromas can cause severe forefoot pain, particularly after activity. Some say they feel like they are walking on a ball or that their socks feel bunched up.
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 36 years experience
Probably: A morton's neuroma is actually thickening and inflammation of the nerve that supplies feeling to the bottom of the toes. Once you irritate it by activity or tight shoes, it can be painful for quite a while. Sometimes, it requires a steroid injection. If this doesn't help, either sclerosing injections or surgery are indicated if pain is too severe.
Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
It could be: This is a common cause of pain in the ball of the foot, but not the only one. See a podiatrist and be evaluated and x-rayed. Metatarsalgia, plantar plate issues, arthritis and other issues might be the issue. Plus, it sounds like you are in pain and am searching for relief!

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with

Similar questions

A 34-year-old member asked:

How can I prevent swollen ankles and feet in pregnancy?

7 doctor answers21 doctors weighed in
Dr. Amy Herold
A Verified Doctoranswered
A US doctor answeredLearn more
Avoid salt: Swollen feet and ankles are common in pregnancy. As the uterus gets bigger it puts pressure on the blood vessels in the pelvis returning the blood from the legs back to the heart. This can make blood flow slower and increase swelling. Avoiding salt, drinking plenty of water, and elevating your feet can help reduce swelling. Be aware it may not go away until a few weeks after the baby is born.
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 9 years experience
Check with your obstetrician- need to check blood pressure and urine for any protein.
Sep 8, 2013
A 24-year-old member asked:

I recently saw my family doctor forpain in my calf and foot. My family doctor said I have aherniated discin my low back, so she referred me

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Probable referral: Pain to the leg/calf/foot can be a "radicular" pain; pain caused by a nerve impingement at the low back. This can be from a herniated disc and could warrant a referral to a back specialist. Fortunately, over 95% of herniated disc do not need surgery and can resolve with conservative treatment such as rest, stretching, strengthening, anti-inflammatory medications, and time.
Sedalia, MO
A 38-year-old female asked:

My son is 17 and plays football. Complaining of ankle hurting and pains shooting up his leg. Does he need a mri?

3 doctor answers14 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Exam first: There has been a lot of great diagnostic skill derived from years of training & practice that your physician can bring to the process of examining a patient.After an exam, the physician can decide if additional studies are necessary prior to treatment.
Canton, MI
A 67-year-old male asked:

Ankle swollen &deformed after knee replacement she is 200 lb what is the remedy?

5 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Yes and No: Early in the recovery it is not unusual to have swelling from the knee down into the ankle and foot. With healing proper circulation is reestablished and usually the swelling returns to a more normal state. Ice, elevation, and compression and education may help but if the swelling persist too long more aggressive treatment may be needed. See, your surgeon.
A 26-year-old female asked:

Can atarax (hydroxyzine) cause itching on feet and palms after stopping the medication?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Norman Levine
Dermatology 51 years experience
Atarax (hydroxyzine): Atarax (hydroxyzine) does not cause itching rather, stopping the drug causes the suppressed itch to come out once again.

Related questions

A 25-year-old member asked:
3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
A 34-year-old member asked:
3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
A 30-year-old female asked:
5 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
A 38-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
Last updated Jun 15, 2014
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.