The ball of my foot hurts when I walk. What could be wrong?

A few things. Pain in the ball of the foot can be a frustrating thing- you are trying to heal a part of the body you put a lot of weight on repeatedly each day! antiinflammatory medication, padding in shoes, rest, ice can be employed. Looking at your shoes to make sure they fit well and are not excessively worn. Sometimes, injections or ach supports are needed.

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Hi I took a fall yesterday and now my foot hurts and is painful to walk on. It is not swallon...What wrong with it? Please

Sprain. This is most likely a sprain of that part of the foot or strain of tendon. A fracture of bone would be immediate pain. Pain 24 hours later is always related to the inflammatory response of the body after injury. Ice and anti-inflammatories always help. Read more...
Foot. Injury could be many things like stress fracture. Pain is not normal and should see podiatrist even if its not swollen. Read more...

I landed on my foot wrong and now it hurts to walk and the bottom of my foot hurts and the top is swollen and bruised? Any help? Fracture?

Be seen. It is hard to say without the benefit of an exam and xray. If it seems like it was mild, you could rest, elevate and ice it. If it seems more severe I would be seen to rule out a more serious injury such as a fracture; particularly if you can not bear weight on it. Read more...
Could be. Fractures are best diagnosed with an xray. If you are concerned and the pain has not subsided I recommend getting an exam for the proper diagnosis and treatment for you! Read more...

I have a morton's neuroma. After I have been off my feet for awhile, the ball of my foot hurts so I can hardly walk. Is that because of the neuroma?

Neuroma. Yes the neuroma generally hurts at the ball the foot even if you stay off of it. It is the compression of the nerve do to the surrounding tissues of the 3rd interspace. An injection with nsaids can help, in conjunction of orthotic wear. Finally the decompression surgery is the last option but might i add very successful in curing the condition. Read more...
Most likely. Morton's neuromas can cause severe forefoot pain, particularly after activity. Some say they feel like they are walking on a ball or that their socks feel bunched up. Read more...
Probably. A morton's neuroma is actually thickening and inflammation of the nerve that supplies feeling to the bottom of the toes. Once you irritate it by activity or tight shoes, it can be painful for quite a while. Sometimes, it requires a steroid injection. If this doesn't help, either sclerosing injections or surgery are indicated if pain is too severe. Read more...
It could be. This is a common cause of pain in the ball of the foot, but not the only one. See a podiatrist and be evaluated and x-rayed. Metatarsalgia, plantar plate issues, arthritis and other issues might be the issue. Plus, it sounds like you are in pain and am searching for relief! Read more...

What can I do if the heel of my foot hurts when I walk?

See Podiatrist. If this is a persistent symptom. You can try rest, ice/heat and more supportive shoes and inserts. Read more...
See your Podiatrist. There are many treatments that can relieve the pain. Read more...

I tripped on my sandal and now the middle of my foot hurts when I walk, but should I ice or heat it?

Ice. Ice is better after an acute injury. No longer than about 20 minutes per hour and not directly on the skin. If the pain does not improve, see a specialist for an evaluation. Read more...

My foot hurts when I walk hurts when flex my foot up I had a stress fracture in foot about 9 months ago what else could it b?

Have a foot exam... Your stress fracture 9 months ago may have been more than just the bone injury. There are several soft tissue structures that overlay the top of the foot. There are tendons and ligaments which may have been damaged. Have the foot checked properly. See a podiatrist for a full foot exam. You had a bone scan and ct scan, but an MRI is a better diagnostic test to evaluate the soft tissue. Read more...
Support. If you had a stress fracture, it means you put unusual stress on one area of your foot. You most likely need custom insoles or orthotics. Read more...