The ball of the foot is the area of the foot between your toes and your arch, where bones called metatarsals are located. When walking, your weight moves from your heel to the ball of your foot. If the weight is transferred unevenly over the ball of your foot to the metatarsals, swelling and pain can occur. If you’re experiencing this type of pain, read this post by Dr. Hubert Lee at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA. He’s sharing what could be causing your pain and discomfort.
Pain in the ball of your foot can include:
As we get older, we lose the fat pad that’s located under the ball of the foot, causing shock and abnormal pressure to that area. Also known as metatarsalgia, this pain can also be caused by:
Clearly, staying off your feet isn’t an answer to prevent this condition. But there are steps you can take, for example:
If you have pain near or in the ball of the foot, contact Dr. Hubert Lee and his team at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA to schedule your next visit. You can schedule an appointment online or by calling us at 425-455-0936.