Causes: Ball of Foot Pain




Pain in the ball of the foot can be due to a number of factors including: 

  • Transverse arch collapse related to “dropped” foot bones 
  • Bunions 
  • Hallux Valgus (a deformity of the first metatarsal and big toe) 
  • Faulty biomechanics (excessive pronation or supination) 
  • Neuroma (irritation of a nerve between foot bones) 
  • Callus formation in response to sustained pressure 
  • Short leg compared to the other 
  • Foot joint restrictions and Osteoarthritis 
  • Like a pebble in a shoe, the pain felt in the ball of your foot can be a very irritating condition that makes walking a chore.   Sometimes, there is a blocked sweat duct on the sole of the feet, which can lead to increased callus formation and pain. Skin and nail bed conditions are outside of Dr. Horowitz’s scope of practice. When required, Dr. Horowitz refers patients to a podiatrist, sho can remove painful callus formation and other growth and guide you about using a tool that can allow you to remove built-up skin and callus.


  • increasing and at times severe pain with each step or when standing
  • dull ache or sharp pain
  • numbness in the toes

Ball of foot pain can become so significant that standing, walking, running and jumping can become unbearable. Toronto Orthotics offers various treatments.


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