The Truth about Ball of Foot Pain

Calling all you weight loss resolutioners’ out there hitting the gym hard these past 3 weeks; how have your foot and ankles been holding up? Hopefully many of you are feeling overall healthier with your life style changes. However, I know there are a few of you that are suffering from some aches and pains! If this is you, stop what you are doing right now and visit your local friendly podiatrist.

Has your new exercise routine caused you new pains in your foot or ankle? This is very common for many patients to have sore and achy feet or ankles; especially in the balls of your foot also at the level of the metatarsal heads right behind your toes. It can present in many different ways such as dull achy pain or sharp shooting pains through the ball of your foot with pressure or any weight bearing exercises.

You might be asking yourself what is causing this ball of foot pain? Well it can be a mixed etiology. Such as weight gain from the dreadful holiday season, plus the rigors of a new exercise routine can make the perfect situation of ball of foot pain! We see this a lot every year at this time. Many of our patients are wondering about a quick fix or a mysterious home remedy. But really there are no quick fixes for general ball of foot pains. You would need to come in the office to have a full evaluation, so we can find the root of the cause. If not you can cause a chronic problem if only symptoms are treated and not the root cause!

If you or someone you know might be interested in hearing more about ball of foot pain, come on into our office Frederick Foot & Ankle Specialists. We would be more than happy to schedule an appointment, at either of our locations in Frederick, MDand Urbana, MD. We can set you up the proper evaluation and treatment plan to help you relieve your foot and ankle pains and get you back in that gym; don’t hesitate visiting your local podiatrists!

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