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Balls of feet sore in the morning?
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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice
6 doctors agree
In brief: METATARSALGIA
Pain in the balls of the feet is common (it's called metatarsalgia).
You best bet is to get a pair of good orthotics to put in your shoes. Orthotics can be custom made or can be found over-the-counter. Remember: buy them in pairs. You have to treat both feet.

In brief: METATARSALGIA
Pain in the balls of the feet is common (it's called metatarsalgia).
You best bet is to get a pair of good orthotics to put in your shoes. Orthotics can be custom made or can be found over-the-counter. Remember: buy them in pairs. You have to treat both feet.
Dr. Allen Seely
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Dr. John Goldman
You can buy metatarsal pads in many stores to cushion the metatarsal phalangeal (MTP) joints where metatarsalgia occurs.
Dr. Jay Ryan
Podiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Forefoot pain
There are a few common reasons for this to occur..
. It can be narrowed down by presence of acute injury occurring (vs. Gradual onset), activity level, and physical exam. It is usually treated successfully through conservative office treatments, which may include anti-inflammatory injection or pills, physical therapy, or offloading (orthotics, padding)- all depending on exactly where the pain is.

In brief: Forefoot pain
There are a few common reasons for this to occur..
. It can be narrowed down by presence of acute injury occurring (vs. Gradual onset), activity level, and physical exam. It is usually treated successfully through conservative office treatments, which may include anti-inflammatory injection or pills, physical therapy, or offloading (orthotics, padding)- all depending on exactly where the pain is.
Dr. Jay Ryan
Dr. Jay Ryan
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Balls of feet sore
As already stated , this is generally called metatarsalgia.
Sometimes it is caused by splinting off of another problem - such as a fractured sesamoid , a neuroma , or even bunion pain . All of the above answers are correct , but it is best to seek the help of a podiatrist for an evaluation and x rays .

In brief: Balls of feet sore
As already stated , this is generally called metatarsalgia.
Sometimes it is caused by splinting off of another problem - such as a fractured sesamoid , a neuroma , or even bunion pain . All of the above answers are correct , but it is best to seek the help of a podiatrist for an evaluation and x rays .
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Dr. Adam Teichman
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Morning soreness
Marc: sore feet first thing in the morning could be a number of things - plantar fasciitis, sesamoiditis, being the most likely culprits.
Get to a podiatrist soon before the condition gets worse.

In brief: Morning soreness
Marc: sore feet first thing in the morning could be a number of things - plantar fasciitis, sesamoiditis, being the most likely culprits.
Get to a podiatrist soon before the condition gets worse.
Dr. Adam Teichman
Dr. Adam Teichman
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