Pain Within The Ball Of Foot
Metatarsalgia may cause pain, discomfort, and inflammation within the ball of the foot, usually caused by wearing improperly fitted shoes but can also be the result of strenuous physical activity. Ways to treat metatarsalgia include resting and icing the affected foot, wearing comfortable footwear, using custom orthotics, and pain relievers.
Another cause of pain within the ball of the foot is Morton’s neuroma which causes the tissue around nerves between the toes to begin thickening. The thickening of tissue causes pain, numbness, and odd sensations that may need to be treated with orthotics, pain relievers, steroid injections, and possibly surgery.