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Pain in the Ball of the Foot

Pain in the ball of the foot can be a discomforting and debilitating issue that can affect daily activities. This type of pain can occur due to various factors, including excessive pressure, overuse, or structural abnormalities in the foot. Metatarsalgia, a condition characterized by inflammation and pain in the ball of the foot, is a common culprit. High-impact activities, prolonged standing, and wearing improper footwear with inadequate support can exacerbate the pain. Additionally, conditions such as Morton's neuroma, sesamoiditis, and arthritis can contribute to discomfort in this area. Individuals may experience symptoms like burning, tingling, or numbness in the ball of the foot, making it challenging to walk or stand for extended periods. Proper footwear selection, orthotics, and rest are essential for alleviating pain and preventing further injury. If you have pain in the ball of your foot, it is suggested to seek treatment from a podiatrist who can help identify the underlying cause and develop an effective management plan.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with Dwayne A. Lay, DPM from Elite Foot and Ankle. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.


Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Corns
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Arthritis (such as Gout, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis)
  • Flat Feet
  • Injury (from stress fractures, broken toe, foot, ankle, Achilles tendon ruptures, and sprains)
  • And more


To figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.


Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Canton, GA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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