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The balls of my feet hurt all the time even when l am not standing on them?

The balls of my feet hurt all the time even when l am  not standing on them?

Neuroma: Sounds like you have neuromas a scarring and enlargement of the common digital nerve in your forefoot area a series of anhydrous alcohol injections called sclerosing injections can rid you of your pain see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Foot Pain (Definition)

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


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The balls of my feet hurt when I walk. I don't know why. never happened before. can you shed some light on this and perhaps tell me what to do. ?

The balls of my feet hurt when I walk. I don't know why. never happened before. can you shed some light on this and perhaps tell me what to do. ?

Metatarsalgia: Sounds like metatarsalgia. There are many reasons why people get metatarsalgia pain. Fat pad atrophy, hammertoes, improper shoes, lack of arch support, overuse, caves foot type, etc... are some of the more common reasons. Hopefully its transient. A little rest and some anti inflammatories should help. If it persists visit your podiatrist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Balls of my feet hurt. What kind of insert or shoe do you recommend? Has to be a non slip shoe

Balls of my feet hurt. What kind of insert or shoe do you recommend? Has to be a non slip shoe

Metatarsal pad: An arch support with a metatarsal pad should help but i would see a podiatrist if you have burning or numbness in your toes. Ball of the foot pain can be a neuroma, irritation of the joints called metatarsalgia or a stress fracture. ...Read more

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Last night at freezing cold midnight we ran around the block barefoot and today the balls of my feet hurt badly and feel numb -- like they are asleep.?

Last night at freezing cold midnight we ran around the block barefoot and today the balls of my feet hurt badly and feel numb -- like they are asleep.?

Traumatic injury: You injured your nerves and the tissues in the bottom of your feet. They should recover in time. Minimize any further trauma and let your feet recover. Time heals...... ...Read more

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Ok so I'm a rower and my feet hurt every time I use a rowing machine but not in a boat. It hurts in the balls of my feet and along the arches?

Ok so I'm a rower and my feet hurt every time I use a rowing machine but not in a boat. It hurts in the balls of my feet and along the arches?

You would need to : Provide more info such as what do you wear on your feet when you are in the boat if anything vs the machine? Is their any difference? Also, what is the difference between the boat and the simulator in terms of how the feet are positioned? ...Read more

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My feet hurt after sitting, why?

My feet hurt after sitting, why?

Possible: Plantar fascitis. The condition you describe is known as post static dyskinesia...Or pain after periods of rest and then standing. One explanation is that the ligament contracts while you are sitting and then stretches when you stand and this stretching of the ligament causes the pain. ...Read more

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