Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Causes for Ball of Foot Pain

There is something exciting about seeing what is new and upcoming in the world of cars. At the Houston Auto Show from January 22-26, 2014 you have the chance to marvel at over 500 of the newest domestic vehicles and model year imports. For a newbie or true fanatic, this show will not disappoint. When something new arises with regard to your foot health, however, it can be disappointing – and unsettling if you don’t know what is going on.

Are you experiencing ball of foot pain, for example? There are a few reasons why this may be happening to you. One of the most common causes for pain in this area is a condition called metatarsalgia. The long bones in your foot are called the metatarsals, and when there is an imbalance in these bones they can’t properly absorb weight while standing or walking. This can result in pain in the ball of your foot.

High Heels can cause ball of foot pain
In addition, you may have pain if you are involved in a high-impact sport that involves a lot of running, jumping, or wear and tear on the balls of your feet. Overuse can lead to strain on the muscles and tendons in your foot. A large callus on your foot could be causing your pain, and it could develop from wearing shoes that put extra strain and pressure on your feet, such as high heels. An abnormality like bunions or hammertoes can also lead to ball of foot pain, as can being overweight.

Since there are so many causes for foot pain, it is really important to find the root of it and treat it accordingly. Many conditions worsen if ignored, so please don’t delay – contact Houston Foot Specialists as soon as possible. Call Dr. Jeff Bowman at (713) 467-8886 to make an appointment at our office in Houston, TX. Your feet are worth it.

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