Forefoot Pain

Pain in the ball of the foot is common and often debilitating. A Podiatrist can help to diagnose the cause of your pain and treat the injury effectively.

There are a variety of different conditions that can cause forefoot pain, such as:

  • Neuroma (inflamed nerve)
  • Bursitis
  • Stress fractures
  • Tendonitis
  • Plantar plate tears
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes.

Causes

  • Poor footwear
  • Poor biomechanics
  • Achilles/Calf tightness
  • Activity load

A Podiatrist will help to correctly diagnose the injury and then recommend a treatment plan to reduced pain.

Treatment options

  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Offloading/padding
  • Silicone toe separators
  • Injection therapy
  • Dry needling
  • Footwear advice
  • Orthotic therapy
  • External referrals when necessary

Forefoot Pain