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Tuesday, 02 April 2024 00:00

Pain in the Ball of the Foot

A common overuse injury that brings about pain in the ball of the foot, termed meta-tarsalgia, typically concentrates at the end of the metatarsal bones. This type of foot pain can significantly hinder daily activities like walking or running. Contributing factors to metatarsal pain include high activity levels, excess weight, and age. Tight toe muscles, a tight Achilles tendon, and wearing ill-fitting footwear can make this condition worse. Treatment involves various measures, such as avoiding high-impact sports and incorporating supportive footwear with insoles or metatarsal pads. Additionally, exercises to improve ankle mobility and stretch the Achilles tendon can offer relief. Recognizing symptoms early, especially increased pain during weight-bearing activities, is important for prompt intervention. If you have persistent and worsening pain in the ball of the foot, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist for an accurate diagnosis and a personalized treatment plan.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with Kent Stahl, DPM from Texas. our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.


Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Corns
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Arthritis (such as Gout, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis)
  • Flat Feet
  • Injury (from stress fractures, broken toe, foot, ankle, Achilles tendon ruptures, and sprains)
  • And more


To figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.


Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Beaumont, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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