Ball Of Foot Pain

Treating Ball of Foot Pain in Newark, Wilmington, and Middletown, DE  

Ball of Foot Pain in Newark, Wilmington, and Middletown, DE

If you suffer from ball of the foot pain, it can be disabling, making it painful to stand and walk. Fortunately, there are treatments available to get you back on your feet again. Our podiatrists can help.

Causes of Ball of Foot Pain

Ball of foot pain is often the result of aging. As you age, you lose the padding of fat on the balls of your feet, known as the plantar fat pad. You can also lose this fat pad due to diabetes or foot trauma. The plantar fat pad functions to support and cushion your feet against the stress and pressure of walking, standing, running, and performing your daily activities.

What You Can Do to Help with Ball of Foot Pain

There are steps you can take to ease ball of foot pain. Remember to:

  • Avoid going barefoot
  • Always wear shoes appropriate for the activity you are doing
  • Wear shoes with plenty of support for your feet
  • Apply ice to your feet several times daily
  • Soak your feet in warm water daily
  • Wear inserts in your shoes to provide cushion and support

How Our Podiatrist Can Help With Ball of Foot Pain

Our podiatrist will begin with a thorough examination of your feet, including the balls of your feet. The examination may include lab testing and imaging studies to detect any underlying conditions or structural problems in your feet. Your podiatrist will develop a customized treatment plan designed to relieve your ball of foot pain. Your treatment plan may include:

  • Custom orthotics to provide support and cushion
  • Anti-inflammatory medication to relieve inflammation and pain
  • Corticosteroid injections to reduce swelling and pain
  • Dermal filler injections (Sculptra) to add volume to the plantar fad pad
  • Lifestyle modifications to avoid ball of foot pain

Want To Know More?

To find out more about the causes and treatment of ball of foot pain, talk with an expert. Call Drs. Ernest Troisi, Jason Kline, and Anthony Caristo at Delaware Foot And Ankle Group. You can reach them in any of their locations in Newark, Wilmington, and Middletown, DE, by calling (302) 834-3575, so call today.

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