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Could a sprained toe cause pain in ball of foot?
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Dr. David Laha
Podiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
If the toe is injured and inflammed, this can lead to contracture of the joint.
This can put increased pressure on the metatarsal head causing causing irritation. A thicker, stiffer soled shoe with good arch support can sometimes reduce stress on the ball of the foot. Icing and antiinflammatories are also helpful. If symptoms persist, see your podiatrist. Dr l.

In brief: Yes
If the toe is injured and inflammed, this can lead to contracture of the joint.
This can put increased pressure on the metatarsal head causing causing irritation. A thicker, stiffer soled shoe with good arch support can sometimes reduce stress on the ball of the foot. Icing and antiinflammatories are also helpful. If symptoms persist, see your podiatrist. Dr l.
Dr. David Laha
Dr. David Laha
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
You would change your gait and that could cause you to put extra pressure on the ball of the foot causing pain.

In brief: Yes
You would change your gait and that could cause you to put extra pressure on the ball of the foot causing pain.
Dr. Steven Frydman
Dr. Steven Frydman
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
In brief: Yes.
A sprain can result in swelling.
Swelling can cause other problems including delayed healing and pain.

In brief: Yes.
A sprain can result in swelling.
Swelling can cause other problems including delayed healing and pain.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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