FAQs / Q: What causes pain in the ball of the foot?

A: There are many conditions that can cause pain in the ball of the foot.  These include capsulitis, metatarsalgia, stress fractures, hammertoes, neuromas, loss of fat padding that is supposed to be present in this area, calluses, fractures, or plantar warts.  In addition, people with a high arched foot often have more pressure on the ball of the foot which can lead to pain in this area, and this can also occur in people with feet that are too mobile, or who have with bones that are longer or shorter than the adjacent bones.

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