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A 34-year-old female asked:

The ball of my feet are so high they stop my toes from touching the ground. it is uncomfortable to wear very flat shoes. what is this?

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Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 14 years experience
Excessive fat pad: If i'm reading your description correctly, you may have a large fat pad on the ball of you feet. Or it could be swelling from trauma or microtrauma. Do you have a picture? Have they always been this way or was it recent?
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Dr. Wenjay Sung commented
Podiatry 14 years experience
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Jun 20, 2013
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Balls of feet: This is not common occurrence so see a podiatrist for MRI for possible soft tissue growth.

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