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Why Does The Ball Of My Foot Under My Big Toe Hurt Need Better Shoes
I broke my big toe 1.5 years ago. No surgery was needed but it's a bit crooked. Now my whole foot and knee hurt when I walk a bit more than usual. Help!
Hi, please see a Podiatry doctor for evaluation.
Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
Several things: The bone could be protruding, you could have loss of fat pad, capsulitis. It may not be a shoe problem. Try to put a cushioned insole in the shoe to relieve pain. If this does not help see a podiatrist. ...Read more
What should I do about my foot/toe knuckle? I have discoloration and a little swelling on the knuckle of my foot under my big toe. There isn't a lot of pain when i touch it, but I am very active so while I am wearing shoes and running around or even walki
Rest and ice: You may have other pathology underneath your 1st great toe joint such as sesamoiditis, bursitis, etc. Try resting and stop activities for 1-2 weeks with icing and antiinflammatory medications. If pain continues or returns, see a specialist, you may need xrays with an evaluation. Hope this helps, if you need a referral in your area, I know some good doctors. Best of luck. ...Read more
My big toe has been hurting and the pain goes down the top of my foot and when I try to move it or wear shoes what can I do and are there any doctors?
Bug toe Pain: Big toe pain may occur for a number of reasons... Ranging from painful embedded toenails, warts, to gout and fractures and arthritis...! A thorough evaluation would certainly help to glean and define the problem, make a diagnosis and plan a solution. See you pcp or foot and ankle specialist asap. Hope you are better soon. Dr. H. ...Read more
For 3 weeks now the bottom of my foot under my toes area I been having pain. Early in the AM hurts the most. Can't wear any shoe except my tennies?
See your dr: Without more history and a clinical exam, it's difficult to say what may cause that pain. It's best to start with a xray and exam by a podiatrist. ...Read more
I have a bump on the left side of my foot by my little toe. It just developed recently and hurts when I wear closed toe shoes. What is it?
I broke my baby toe about ten years ago it has always stay fatter then the other toes the past 2 years its swellen like a ball shape on the toe and I have a hard time wearing shoes some days it even hurts when I'm bare foot also under the toe my foot bed
Hammertoe: When you broke it, it sounds like the bone didn't heal straight, and over the years the shoes have put pressure on the bone. When excessive pressure is put on the toe bone over a period, the bone gets bigger to be able to take the extra pressure from the shoe. The skin over the bone starts getting thicker to protect the bone and the toe swells and becomes inflammed. Visit the Podiatrist ...Read more
Pain in toe (burning) and pain in metasarsal. Even without shoes, my toe and bottom of my foot hurts after walking on it for a short time.?
I have pain in the bottom of my foot right below the big toe and before the arch of the foot it radiates to the 2&3 metatarsal.
Many possibilities: Your pain could due to trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis, inflammation), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), poor circulation, musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and different neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. The treatment varies depending on the cause. ...Read more
What to do if I have no clue how I've done this but my big toe and the extensor hallucis longus — there is a bit of my foot where aparently it's the 1st metatarsal?
Big toe and ehl: I'm sorry, but your question really makes no sense. The ehl tendon runs on top of the first metatarsal for all humans and inserts just before the growth center of the nail on the hallux. ...Read more
When I flex my foot I feel a popping sound in my ankle and when I point my foot I feel pain at my 1st metatarsal by my big toe. Pain when walking?
May be tendon: You may have tendon issues. The popping could suggest that you have increased flexibility with hypermobility sometimes known as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. This is a mechanical issue with increased elasticity of your tissue. Exercise is one of the best therapies for this ...Read more
It hurts to go up on the ball of my foot. I'm a ballet dancer. This especially hurts when I dance in pointe shoes.
See podiatrist: Could be a few things like funtional hallux limitis, flexor hallucis longus tendonitits, sesamoiditis... ...Read more
My foot hurts when I wear any type of shoe and walk. Foot also feels better when it is elevated. This started about six weeks ago, I have xrays,?
See below: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more
The inside of my foot is swollen and it hurts when I wear shoes and when I walk and run. What could it be?
?tendonitis: If you have had no injury or new footwear, then plantar tendonitis or fasciitis ...Read more
Could be wrong size: If you are wearing shoes that are hurting and this gets better with wearing wider shoes, you may not be wearing the proper size. It is wise to go to a good shoe store and be professionally measured. ...Read more
If you tell us : Where it hurts you then we can..... ...Read more
Had two brusies one for about 3 months on the top part of my foot still hurts when I wear shoes and the other one for a mont on my calf. Is that bad?
Need proper exam: I would recommend u follow up with your foot and ankle specialist and have a proper exam performed which will most likely require an x-ray. It is not normal to have pain for 3 months after a bruise ...Read more
Can you get a blister you can't see. I have a spot that hurts in my foot and I've been wearing new shoes?
You can have a : Pre blister stage that hurts just like a blister...the skin is still irritated from friction. ...Read more
I have no arch in my foot, will this make my chronic ankle instabillity worse? Arch shoes hurt, how else could I solve this issue?
Stability: The height of the arch is less important than how stable it is in gait. If your arches "collapse" when you walk, this causes strain on the other structures of the feet and ankles. Shoes seldom cure foot problems but a poor shoe will worsen the situation. See a podiatrist who can discuss making foot orthotics for you. In some cases, surgery can even be appropriate. ...Read more
I have a bump on the side of my foot up by my pinky it hurts to where shoes for an extended period and im wondering what it is?
Many possibilities: Your information is not specific enough. Is there are tenderness to touch or swelling. See your doctor and get it x rayed. ...Read more
When ever I run a lap around the track the bottom of my foot starts to hurt, and I wear my track shoes with spikes, so what could be making it hurt?
Bad shoe: Need cushion to shoe.Get a more detailed answer ›
Lately, the top of my foot has been hurting. I play vball.it hurts to touch and take on/off shoes. Walking on side of foot. Not really swollen. Help?
I can't walk after I have been sitting for a while. Why is that? My heel, bottom of my foot, and ankle throb and hurt bad after I have been sitting down for a while or when I get up in the morning. I have tried insoles in my shoes, rolling my foot over go
Plantar fasciitis, or an arch ligament strain is a very common reason for arch and heel pain in the bottom of the heel. There can sometimes be a bursitis under the heel as well.
Other causes of heel pain can be tarsal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, a stress fracture, referred nerve pain among others. Talk to a podiatrist to help sort this out. ...Read more
My 7-year old has bumps on booth foot bone (looks like first metatarsal, at the top) and it hurts when we lace up shoes too tight. What could it be?
I have pain in the arch of my foot, close to my heel. Hurts to walk barefoot and with certain shoes. Hurts most in the morning and after running.
Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis is a common painful disorder affecting the heel and underside of the foot. Characterized by scarring, inflammation, or structural breakdown of the foot's plantar fascia. It is often caused by overuse injury of the plantar fascia, increases in exercise, weight or age. May be a degenerative process. Most cases of plantar fasciitis resolve on their own with time and conservative tx ...Read more
Got hit in the ankle in the inside of my foot 4 days ago and now have bruising and swelling and cant put weight on it and if i put and kind of wrap on it or shoes it start to hurt more and having pain up to my knee?
XR: Probably need an XR at this point. ...Read more
I have intense pain in the ball of my foot and toes when I walk >2mi. Purchased new expensive supportive shoes, but no relief. What could be wrong?
Pain: There are a lot of structures in this area that can cause this type of pain. See your podiatrist for an evaluation — the sooner you do, the sooner you get better! Good luck. ...Read more
I experience pain in the joint where my toes meet the ball of my foot. How do I cure it? Metatarsalgia I changed shoes probably two months ago and then a month ago and I feel like that's when the pain appeared. It gets better when I stretch my toes but ove
"Metatarsalgia" is just a general term meaning pain beneath the metatarsal bones. It's not a disease entity, but rather a symptom of something else.
Without more details, it's hard to give you a meaningful answer, but the common causes of pain under the ball of the foot include neuroma (a benign thickening of a nerve), bursitis (inflammation of a little sac of fluid), stress fracture, capsulitis (inflammation of a joint capsule, the membrane that surrounds a joint), tendonitis, sesamoiditis (inflammation of one or both of the two small, round bones invested in a tendon underneath the 1st metatarsal head, and of course, good old "arthritis" and its associated joint issues.
Neuroma pain is usually described as a burning sensation, and typically is relieved by removing one's shoes.
If you can associate the onset of your pain with new shoes or a change in the type of shoes you're wearing, it could still be any one of the aforementioned items that was just made more apparent with a new shoe that was a bit less flexible, perhaps, being new, and pressure and rubbing from the new shoe caused you to feel a pain that was not otherwise felt in those old, comfy shoes.
I apologize for being vague with my answer, but there is an impressive list of problems that can cause "metatarsalgia, " and your best bet is to see a podiatrist and get diagnosed.
Good luck! Feel better. ...Read more