Ball of Foot Pain

Walking barefoot causing pain? Limping about in pain?

The ‘ball of the foot’ includes a complex and delicate arrangement of small joints, ligaments/tendons, muscles, nerves, arteries and veins – all of which are vulnerable to injury. We successfully treat pain in the ball of the foot DAILY.

Common causes of pain in the ball of the foot include:

  • Plantar plate injury
  • Bursitis
  • Morton’s neuroma (an enlarged inflamed nerve)
  • Arthritis
  • Stress fracture
  • Capsulitis/synovitis
  • Intrinsic muscle overuse

What Happens During a Consultation

The good news is, we have a special interest in this condition and successfully treat it regularly. When you make an appointment at Brindabella Podiatry, we will perform a thorough biomechanical assessment to determine why this area is sore. We will use a computerised pressure plate system to look at the peak pressure in the balls of both feet and a 3D scanner to capture a 3D image of your foot to help diagnose your condition and make orthotics if required. 

We will need to assess your footwear and ask questions on the type of pain, location, what makes it better/worse. If we need further diagnostics we will refer directly for X-Ray, Ultrasound or MRI. However, a diagnosis can most often be made at your initial appointment based on clinical findings and history. We will then discuss treatment options and start straight away to reduce the ball of foot pain.

Many people (particularly women in the prime of their life!) experience ball of foot pain. Get it diagnosed and treated as it won’t just go away.

No Referral Needed

Look After Your Feet!

What We Treat at our Canberra Podiatry Clinic