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Pain in bottom of foot when walking or standing across the ball of foot. Have had knee problem for a while ?

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In brief: Compensation

Due to your knee problem you may have changed your walking pattern to compensate for the knee.
This may be putting more pressure on the ball of the foot and creating a metatarsalgia or possible neuroma.

In brief: Compensation

Due to your knee problem you may have changed your walking pattern to compensate for the knee.
This may be putting more pressure on the ball of the foot and creating a metatarsalgia or possible neuroma.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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In brief: Metatarsalgia

Metatarsalgia is defined as pain across the ball of the foot.
The ball of the foot is the area where the metatarsal heads are located. Pain on the plantar aspect of the foot can be due to decreased joint motion and if one of the joints of the lower extremity is misaligned it can definitely affect the joint proximal or distal to it.

In brief: Metatarsalgia

Metatarsalgia is defined as pain across the ball of the foot.
The ball of the foot is the area where the metatarsal heads are located. Pain on the plantar aspect of the foot can be due to decreased joint motion and if one of the joints of the lower extremity is misaligned it can definitely affect the joint proximal or distal to it.
Dr. Noahleen Betts
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