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What causes ball of foot pain and soreness running along the top of the foot? Ill-fitting shoes? Overuse? Sleeping w/feet tucked under covers?

What causes ball of foot pain and soreness running along the top of the foot? Ill-fitting shoes?  Overuse? Sleeping w/feet tucked under covers?

Many things: Ranging from injury, inadequate biomechanical suppport to infection or inflammatory condition. If this persists, see podiatrist. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Foot Pain (Definition)

Any abnormal sensation which occurs with normal use and ...Read more


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Top of foot pain,worse with light activity.Shoes roomy.Running barefoot feels good.Have to remove socks at work.Squeezing midfoot causes pain?

Top of foot pain,worse with light activity.Shoes roomy.Running barefoot feels good.Have to remove socks at work.Squeezing midfoot causes pain?

Need more info: Sounds more like neuroma pain with the shoe part as well as the squeezing of the foot, but not where the pain is. Neuroma pain occurs around the toes underneath. Sounds like some kind of nerve compression somewhere. Have it checked ...Read more

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Could you recommend a shoe for ball-of-foot pain?

Ball : How about if you see your podiatrist and determine the cause of your pain and not assume a shoe will fix your pain ? ...Read more

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What can be done about ball of foot pain?

What can be done about ball of foot pain?

Thorough Examination: You need to see your podiatrist for a thorough foot and ankle examination, xrays and reccs... ...Read more

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Very sore point centre of ball of foot. Pain now rising up leg. Going on 2wks - what can I do ?

Very sore point centre of ball of foot. Pain now rising up leg. Going on 2wks - what can I do ?

Ball of foot pain: Could be a neuroma or painful capsulitis. The pain in your leg is most likely because you are walking differently to compensate for the pain. See a podiatrist for a thorough examination, diagnosis, and treatment options. Over the counter shoe inserts may help with the pain (spenco, superfeet, or power step are the brands i like). ...Read more

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Sprained ankle 11 months ago but ankle is still weak and stiff. could it be causing my ball of foot pain? Perhaps plantar fasciitis? achilles t?

Sprain or fracture: Was it x-rayed? If it is not a missed fracture or widened mortise, your inactivity could be a cause. Failure to dorsiflex your foot fully will cause metatarsalgia-forefoot pain. Plantar fasciitis although it is a really different problem is about the underside of the heel and is actually a bursa. If it was neg/x-ray start runner's stretches and get the ankle loose. ...Read more

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Foot pain for 6 months on and off, started wide spread across ball of foot, now situated nearer big toes but on ball of foot. weight bearing hurts?

Morton's neuroma: It is a thickening of the tissues around the nerve in the foot. Typically causes pain in the ball of the foot. Avoidance of high-heeled shoes may help. Have your foot evaluated by a physician for pain that has persisted for a few days - a few months in your case. ...Read more

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Cronic foot pain in toes no reason even got a spinal stimulator balls under toes don't touch floor has to ware toe scocks for support all the time?

Cronic foot pain in toes no reason even got a spinal stimulator balls under toes don't touch floor has to ware toe scocks for support all the time?

Chronic pain: It sounds like you are being treated for a chronic pain syndrome, commonly known as reflex synmpathetic dystrophy. There is no known cure for this. Doctors manage it with painkillers, anti-inflammatories, physical therapy and spinal injections or neurostimulators. Continue seeing your pain management doctor and podiatrist. They will do all they can for you. ...Read more

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I have foot pain and saw this article on metatarsalgia?

Metatarsalgia: Or pain under metarsal heads can be the result of inadequate support or cushion as well as repeaqted microtrauma. Try more supportive shoes and inserts, temporary rest may help. If problem persists, see podiatrist. ...Read more

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