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What Causes The Ball Of Your Foot To Hurt
Strain: With curling toes or push off you are using your foot muscles, it sounds like you are over using these muscles, slow down and wear shoes that provide some arch support. ...Read more
Different things: It could be arthritis, gout, tendonitis, a bunion forming, or just an infection/inflammation. If you are having a lot of pain you should have it checked out by your doctor so that whatever is going on can be treated. ...Read more
What causes the ball of my one foot to have a burning sensation? My foot often feels like a burning feeling on the ball of my foot. Touching it does not give off any heat on my hand. I was driving the other day when it started burning and i thought my
Neuroma: Burning in the ball of the foot is indicative of a neuroma, inflamed nerve from irritation from tight and narrow shoes or trauma to forefoot. Treatment usually is reducing the swelling in the nerve: ice, elevating the foot, Motrin or even a steroid injection into the swollen nerve in the foot. An x-ray can be taken to rule out stress fracture. Burning can also be neuropathy if you have diabetes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My son jumped off an i door jungle gym and the ball of his bottom foot hurt, is there symptoms i should look for if it is broken?
Foot Injury: Unless you have X-ray vision like Superman or it is obviously deformed, there is no way to tell unless it is examined and X-rayed. I have seen injuries that have massive bruising and swelling and no break. I also have seen injuries with almost no swelling or bruising that are broken. ...Read more
Metatarsalgia: Pain at the ball of the foot near the base of the toes may be secondary to several causes. The more common reasons include metatarsalgia, stress fractures, mortons neuroma, synovitis, tendinitis, sesmoiditis, and or referred pain. Please see your doctor if symptoms persist to help identify the cause of your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things: Without specifics it is tough to say. There are many things that cause foot pain. Fractures, nerve entrapment, sprains/strains, bone tumors, infections... The most common cause in my office is inflammation of the joints. I would recommend evaluation by a podiatrist. ...Read more
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