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Ball Of Foot Pain

  • Neuroma

    A foot neuroma causes pain in the ball of your foot, most often between the third and fourth toes, however, it can be present in between any of the toes.

  • Sesamoiditis

    Sesamoiditis is a type of tendonitis that occurs in those who spend a lot of time on their toes, namely runners, catchers in baseball and dancers.

  • Capsulitis

    A capsule is the tissue that surrounds the joint and helps to hold it in place. When referring to the feet, there are several that attach the toes to the foot.

  • Metatarsalgia

    Metatarsalgia is a condition characterized by pain and inflammation in the ball of the foot (the area between the toes and the arch) due to overuse or injury.

  • Arthritis

    Arthritis is the inflammation of joints as a result of degeneration of the smooth cartilage that lines the ends of bones in a joint.

  • Stress Fracture

    Sometimes when a patient twists or turns their ankle, a stress fracture might result. Sometimes called hairline fractures, these small crack sometimes aren't visible on an X-ray for 10 - 14 days.

  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

    Tarsal tunnel syndrome occurs when the tibial nerve, which runs through the ankle, becomes squeezed or is under abnormal pressure and it becomes inflamed.

  • Tailor's Bunion (Bunionette)

    A bunionette is the bump on the outside of your foot. Or a “baby bunionâ€Â as most patients call it. If the area is painful and a patient fails conservative care minimally invasive bunionette surgery is useful.

  • Dropped Bone “Metatarsalâ€Â

    Dropped metatarsal bone or "metatarsalgia" is where the forefoot hurts on the bottom. Usually worse when barefoot and can even have callus or open wound.

  • Synovitis

    Synovitis is inflammation of the lining inside the joint capsule. This could happen to any joint but is commonly seen in ankles and subtalar joints.

  • Plantar Plate Tear

    Plantar plate tear is the tear of the soft tissue structure on the bottom of the toe joint. This area can have an acute tear from injury or a gradual tear over time from foot position.