What is Ball of Foot Pain?

Metatarsalgia, also known as “ball of foot pain”, is a common term used for forefoot pain. Various things can promote Metatarsalgia. And each of them will need different treatment approaches. General causes of forefoot pain are loss of fat pad under the forefoot, high arched feet, calluses, Neuroma, plantar plate syndrome, etc. Dr. Sophia Solomon will help you get to an accurate diagnosis no matter what the reason is. You need an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan to exclude any underlying serious condition.

People experiencing chronic ball of foot pain tend to develop painful calluses on the skin under the foot. Make sure all symptoms are evaluated with a thorough consultation and they must be examined by your podiatrist. Contact us to consult your relevant problems with a trusted podiatrist like Dr. Sophia Solomon.

Metatarsalgia Treatments

At the fully equipped office of Dr. Sophia Solomon, you will be provided with the latest treatment solution. She and her team take pride in treating foot and ankle problems for years. She starts with a thorough evaluation to get you a proper diagnosis and then she suggests the right treatment. If conservative treatment is not enough, surgery might help. The surgeries performed by Dr. Solomon are minimally invasive, minimally scarring.

  • NSAID’s

  • Cortisone Injections

  • Custom Orthotics

  • Surgical Treatment

Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

People suffering from chronic ball of foot pain often end up developing painful calluses on the skin under the foot. It is quite normal that when you age, sometimes, you lose the fat padding underneath the ball area of your foot. And it causes added pressure to the area. People who wear heels are more likely to develop this type of forefoot pain. You should consult a top podiatrist like Dr. Solomon if you have a chronic ball of foot pain. If you’re not sure about the cause of your ball of foot pain, she can help with the diagnosis. The better the diagnosis, the better the treatment.

Let her know if you have recently changed your shoes, switched to a new sport, or leveled up your activity. You have 5 metatarsal bones each of which articulates with one of your five toes. The phalanges are the bones that make up your toes. These metatarsal bones help in distributing your weight, help you stand, walk, and run while maintaining proper balance.

Since sometimes the pain moves around, identifying the location of your foot pain may be difficult. Prior to visiting a podiatrist, you need to do some evaluations on your own. If you are having pain or any other problems, tell your foot doctor everything in detail. Dr. Solomon will evaluate and examine all symptoms with a thorough consultation and examination. This will help in making an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan to deal with the underlying severe condition.