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The ball of my foot hurts when i walk. What could be wrong?

The ball of my foot hurts when i walk. What could be wrong?

A few things: Pain in the ball of the foot can be a frustrating thing- you are trying to heal a part of the body you put a lot of weight on repeatedly each day! antiinflammatory medication, padding in shoes, rest, ice can be employed. Looking at your shoes to make sure they fit well and are not excessively worn. Sometimes, injections or ach supports are needed. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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My left foot hurts outside of the 5th metatarsal. It hurts to walk but after ice & using foot massager it feels better. It feels better after I run.

My left foot hurts outside of the 5th metatarsal. It hurts to walk but after ice & using foot massager it feels better. It feels better after I run.

Peroneal Tendonitis: The Peroneus Brevis muscle attaches to the base of the 5th metatarsal and often is the problem with pain in that area of the foot. Ice and massage lowers inflammation and loosens up the tendon. It usually will ge worse with first steps after sitting awhile or sleeping all night. Running probably warms the muscle/tendon up and increases bloodflow which would then make if feel better. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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Saturday a drunk 200 lb guy standing in front of me attempted to dance and stomped on my foot. Next day and all week experiencing pain on the ball of my foot. Hurts to walk or flex my toes upward. No swelling or bruising. Could it be broken? Is it possi

Saturday a drunk 200 lb guy standing in front of me attempted to dance and stomped on my foot. Next day and all week experiencing pain on the ball of my foot. Hurts to walk or flex my toes upward.  No swelling or bruising.  Could it be broken? Is it possi

Get an Xray: It is very possible that you have a fracture, which might be a hairline fracture and not require casting, or it might be something more serious. See an orthopedist or emergency medicine physician/sports medicine doctor to have a physical evaluation. They may be able to advise you without an x-ray, but it is likely they would want one. Keep elevated, use ice for 48 hours, then heat.Ibuprofen helps. ...Read more

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My bf wants to know why the ball on his foot hurts to walk and what could it be?

My bf wants to know why the ball on his foot hurts to walk and what could it be?

A lot of things: This situation is common and could be due to a variety of things. These include a contusion, which is bruise; stress reaction or even a stress fracture, due to over-activity; metarsalgia, which is pain due to excess weight-bearing under a metatarsal head; a neuroma, which is an inflammed ; tendonitis, etc. If the pain is not getting better he should see an orthopaedist or podiatrist. ...Read more

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The side of my right foot kills can't walk ball of foot hurts to walk on?

The side of my right foot kills can't walk ball of foot hurts to walk on?

Foot pain: Your question is lacking information needed to give a good answer. Did you injure it. What type of pain? Sharp shooting pain dull pain, numbness location would be helpful. See your doctor. ...Read more

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The top of my foot hurts when i walk?

The top of my foot hurts when i walk?

Sprain: Probably sprain or early arthritis. Xryas if you wish to know more. ...Read more

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The outside of my foot hurts when I walk. Will inserts help ?

The outside of my foot hurts when I walk. Will inserts help ?

Orthotics: Orthotics are designed to help relieve pain in feet, some times prefab orthotics work and other time the patient must have a custom one made. I recommend you get a diagnosis as to what is causing the foot pain. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Foot Pain (Definition)

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