The balls of the feet are another common target area for painful injuries and conditions that can keep you from doing what you love. This is especially true for athletes, runners, outdoor enthusiasts, and anyone who spends a lot of time on their feet.
As with other parts of the foot, pain in this area can be indicative of several different types of conditions—from fractures to soft tissue injuries to nerve problems and more. It’s not always easy to tell from the symptoms alone what actual injury has occurred—and what the optimal treatment route should be.
But don’t worry! That’s what we’re here for. The team at Canyon Foot & Ankle can quickly and accurately diagnose your ball of foot pain (also known as metatarsalgia), provide effective treatment options, and help you back to full speed as soon and as safely as possible!
Some of the more common ball of foot pain diagnoses include, but are not limited to:
A thorough examination of your feet, as well as an in-depth discussion with you about your symptoms and medical history, will help us determine not only the diagnosis, but the likely root causes of your pain.
The specific treatments we recommend will be based on both the nature of the injury itself, as well as the external and internal factors that are causing it.
We understand that our patients want quick relief so they can go back to doing what they love. This can be especially true of athletes and active people.
The good news is that most ball of foot pain conditions can be treated non-surgically through simple, conservative techniques. Seeking our help sooner rather than later further increases your chances of a swift, successful, and non-surgical solution.
Potential components of a customized treatment plan may include:
We specialize in helping our patients live their lives to the fullest. If your ball of foot pain is bothering you, or making it difficult to fully enjoy your favorite activities, give us a call!
No problem is “too small” to bring to your podiatrist, especially if the quality of your life is being affected. Earlier diagnosis and treatment often means faster results via less invasive techniques.