Pain in the ball of the foot can be caused by a number of different reasons. Pain is usually caused by an overload of pressure under this region of the foot.
There are many causes of pain in the ball of the feet.
- Corns and Callous
- Warts / Papilloma
- Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
- Stress Fractures
- Morton’s Neuroma (Nerve pain)
- Plantar Plate Tears (Soft tissue tears)
- Hammer Toes
- Metatarsalgia (Pain in the forefoot and ball of foot)
Majority of the above conditions are caused by the foot being out of alignment and not functioning correctly. Trauma can also be a contributing factor along with some medical pathology such as osteoporosis or as in the case of warts, a virus is present.
Even a common corn or callous can be caused by the foot being out of alignment. If the foot is not functioning in an aligned position, there is often another area of the foot that will compensate and consequently take greater pressure and force.
Treatment will depend on the clinical and diagnostic diagnosis. All of the above conditions are relatively common problems and treatment is highly successful.
If you are suffering ball of foot pain, call Kew Foot Clinic on 03 9853 6877 to make an appointment for the appropriate treatment.