What are the causes of ball of foot pain?

Does having foot pain make it really difficult to do the things that you love? Pain in the ball of the foot is actually more common than you know! It occurs when the tissues and/or bones in the metatarsal region of your foot become inflamed. Why? Well, one of the most common causes of ball of foot pain is your footwear—this condition is found more often in people that wear tight or high-heeled shoes because of the added pressure placed upon your forefoot.

You are also more prone to ball of foot pain if you have high arches, flat feet, hammertoes, bone abnormalities, or a thinning out or shifting of your foot pad’s fatty tissue.

Your first lines of defense are icing and switching to lower heels. Next, come visit Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists in Austin, TX. You can make an appointment with Dr. Craig H. Thomajan DPM, FACFAS or Dr. Shine John DPM, FACFAS by calling (512) 328-8900. We’ll help you get back to enjoying the things you love, pain-free.

Dr. Craig H. Thomajan, DPM, FACFAS, FAENS
Founder and Managing Partner of Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists