You have pain at the ball of your foot and you’re wondering what it could possibly be. The most common cause for forefoot pain is Morton’s neuroma (see previous post). However, you’re not necessarily feeling burning or numbness sensation but rather an achy pain with standing or walking. What are the other possible diagnoses?

  • Metatarsalgia
  • Synovitis
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Plantar plate tear or dysfunction
  • Tendonitis
  • Exostosis
  • Soft tissue mass
  • Stress fracture
  • Bone contusion
  • Other tumor

A long list isn’t it? This is why seeing a foot and ankle specialist is so important. There are a variety of conditions that mimic each other and they all have different treatment plans. So don’t delay care. Call us anytime at 831-288-3400.

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