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Pain in the Ball of the Foot

Understanding and addressing pain in the ball of the foot, medically termed metatarsalgia, is essential for maintaining mobility and overall foot health. Various factors, such as Freiberg disease, metatarsal stress fractures, and nerve damage like Morton neuroma, can contribute to discomfort in this area. Additionally, conditions like sesamoiditis, and age-related changes, such as thinning of the fat pad cushion, may worsen symptoms. Consulting a podiatrist for an accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment plans can help. Non-invasive measures, including footwear adjustments and custom orthotic devices, are often effective in alleviating pressure on affected areas. Additionally, injections of anesthetics or corticosteroids may provide temporary relief by reducing inflammation and muscle spasms. When conservative approaches fail to combat metatarsalgia, surgical intervention may be necessary to restore joint function and alleviate persistent pain. It is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist if you suffer from consistent pain in the ball of the foot.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with one of our podiatrists from Waterbury Podiatry Consultants. Our doctors 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 offices located in Waterbury and Southington, CT . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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