Many issues can contribute to the ball of the foot becoming swollen and painful. The ball of the foot absorbs nearly as much force as the heel area with every step making the three middle toe bones more susceptible to injury and swelling. Pain in the ball of the foot can be caused by everything from stress fractures to nerve conditions like Morton’s neuroma. Be sure to see your foot doctor for the correct diagnosis. Ask about using custom orthotic inserts to help shift pressure away from the ball of the foot.
If you are experiencing pain and swelling in the ball of your foot, make an appointment with your foot doctor for the proper care. At Atlantic Foot and Ankle Specialists, Dr. Melissa Robitaille and Dr. Todd Newsom treat virtually all types of foot and ankle disorders including bunions, hammertoes, ingrown toenails, and heel pain. Equipped with leading-edge technologies such as extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) and laser surgery for toenail fungus, we provide specialized, compassionate service for patients in the Pooler, Georgia area of Chatham County. For any pain and discomfort you are experiencing with your feet and ankles, contact us today at (912) 988-3323.