If we divide the foot into forefoot, midfoot and heel area, then the ball of the foot is in the forefoot area. When we stand on our toes, we stand directly on it. The ball of the foot is covered with small fat pads. Since it is exposed to a great deal of stress, pain in the ball of the foot is nothing unusual.
Cool quark compresses and foot exercises!
Or gently knead the foot, stroke the toes or circle the painful ball of the foot on a massage ball.
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Trauma, fatigue fracture and inflammatory processes
Ouch! Traumata and fatigue fracture cause pain in the ball of the foot
Pain in the ball of the foot is often caused by trauma or fatigue fractures. Jumps from medium heights, long endurance units or accidents are the causes. The diagnosis is made quickly with imaging procedures and the pain can be treated well.
Inflammatory processes such as gout can cause severe pain in the ball of the foot. Inflammations of the tendons, bursitis, inflammatory processes in the muscle or joint can also lead to unpleasant discomfort. Inflammations can be caused postoperatively by wound healing disorders, but also by infections, skin diseases or rheumatic and arthritic diseases. In principle, everything is connected here: Inflammations have a wide variety of causes, be it incorrect loading, hallux valgus or arthrosis in the ball of the foot. If the foot muscles weaken as a result, bone displacement can be triggered, which in turn promotes bursitis or tendonitis.
ATTENTION: Pain in the ball of the foot caused by inflammatory processes is often accompanied by swelling, redness and heat.
Dear readers, take your feet seriously! We can't just trample on them, bend them and put them in bad shoes, we also have to value them. Get out of your shoes and walk barefoot through the garden. It is very important to let small children walk a lot without shoes so that the muscles do not atrophy in the first place. Pain in the ball of the foot can have many different causes. Accordingly, it must be diagnosed and treated accordingly. It is best to discuss which therapy is best suited to your individual pain with your doctor as soon as possible. Do you really need an operation or is physiotherapy enough? Do you need medication or orthotics? There are many unanswered questions that can only be answered after a detailed diagnosis. And don't wait too long so that the pain in the ball of your foot doesn't become chronic. We wish you a speedy recovery!
This article contains general information only and should not be used for self-diagnosis or self-treatment. It cannot replace a visit to the doctor. If you have foot pain, make an appointment with an orthopaedist, preferably a foot specialist.