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Pain in the Ball of the Foot

Tuesday, 29 August 2023 00:00

Feeling pain in the ball of the foot can be a common issue. Sometimes this is caused by wearing shoes that are too narrow or tight and the metatarsals, or long bones in the feet, squish together and compress a nerve between the second and third toes. This affliction can also be due to small joints, bursa, stress fractures in metatarsal bones, sesamoids under the big toe, or issues with the big toe joint. Factors contributing to this pain include weight gain, increased physical activity, certain types of shoes, like high heels, sports that involve jumping or sprinting, and uneven muscle strength or unique foot shapes like high arches. To address such pain, it is essential to identify the underlying causes and reduce excessive pressure on the affected area. This can involve getting new shoes, using orthotics, and doing exercises to strengthen muscles. Early intervention is key to preventing more complications down the road, so it is suggested that if you are feeling pain in the ball of the foot, you make an appointment with a podiatrist for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with one of our podiatrists from Summerlin Foot & Ankle. Our doctors will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.


Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Corns
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Arthritis (such as Gout, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis)
  • Flat Feet
  • Injury (from stress fractures, broken toe, foot, ankle, Achilles tendon ruptures, and sprains)
  • And more


To figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.


Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Las Vegas, NV . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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