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Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic

Why does the ball of my foot hurt?

Pain in the ball of your foot can come from many things, but one common cause is sesamoiditis. This is inflammation in the tiny sesamoid bones underneath your big toe. Typically it stems from overuse—either too many repetitive hard impacts, or insufficient conditioning in your limbs. This causes a painful problem that gets worse over time and is particularly affected by activity. If you have a burning or aching discomfort in the big toe area of the ball of your foot, especially if it developed gradually, you may have this condition.

Sesamoiditis doesn’t get better without treatment, and it can limit your walking and running if it becomes uncomfortable enough. A little conservative care can help rectify the problem, though. Let Dr. Darren Silvester at Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic in Pleasanton, TX, know if you have ball of the foot pain. Our staff will help you restore your limbs. Call (830) 569-3338 or send us a request through the website to make an appointment.