Ball of foot pain

The ball of the foot is the area underneath and behind the toes. It is the part of the foot you push off on when walking or running. Patients complain of pain in the ball of foot or pain on ball of foot.. Why do I have pain in the ball of my foot? Common injuries causeing a sore ball of foot are listed here.

  • Bunion

    Bunion

    A bunion is a painful swelling of the soft tissue with bone enlargement over the inside of the big toe. Often the big toe will look as if it is bent in towards the other toes or even can lie across them.

  • Turf Toe

    Turf Toe

    Turf toe can occur after a very vigorous upward bending of the big toe causing a sprain to the ligaments under base of the big or great toe.

  • Sesamoiditis

    Sesamoiditis

    Sesamoiditis is an inflammatory condition affecting the sesamoid bones of the 1st metatarsophalangeal joint causing pain in the forefoot, particularly on weight bearing.

  • Forefoot Pain

    Forefoot pain often originates from the long metatarsal bones in the foot down and down towards the toes as welll as pain under the ball of the foot. The more common gradual onset injuries include metatarsal stress fracures, bunions and mortons neuroma. Sudden onset or acute injuries result from direct trauma or impact and inlcude fractures and ligament sprains.