Tips to Stop Ball of Foot Pain
Many people who suffer from plantar fasciitis know that from the minute their feet hits the floor in the morning, the search for foot pain relief is on! From the time their toes make contact with the floor, the ball of foot pain, arch and heel pain are real reminders that they can’t go on living a normal, productive life with their feet in this condition.
There is actually a medical definition for ball of foot pain – Metatarsalgia. While it’s not important to remember this medical name, what you must know is that there are some very simple but effective steps you can take to completely eliminate the pain in the ball of your foot for good.
For the most part, pain that originates in the balls of your feet can be caused by two things:
- You are an excessive pronator(you roll your foot inwards) who wears flat shoes on a daily basis.
- You’re a woman who wears shoes with a medium to high heel on a daily basis.
Let’s quickly address the first cause of ball of foot pain.
If you are an excessive pronator who wears flat shoes or sandals regularly, then your chances of developing ball of foot pain increases. Many sufferers describe their foot pain as a sharp burning sensation beneath the balls of their feet. Resting is truly the only way that you “feel” or sense relief from the pain. When you stand, walk or run – your pain usually increases the longer you are on your feet. It almost s feels as if you have something in your shoe as if a rock has invaded your foot space. Walking barefoot on a flat hard surface is so painful that it almost brings you to your knees.
Now let’s take a closer look at women who wear medium to high heels on a daily basis. As with people who are excessive pronators who wear normal to flat shoes, women who wear high heel also describe their ball of foot pain as a burning sensation that intensifies when they are standing in one place on a hard surface or walk for long periods of time in their high heels. Women who wear high heels regularly will sometimes see the formation of a callous beneath the forefront of their feet below their toes. It has been reported that nearly 80% of all women who wear high heels regularly, regardless of age, will suffer from some degree of ball of foot pain in their lifetime!
So what’s the solution, helpful tips and treatment options for ball of foot pain?
Here’s the good news! You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars of your hard earned cash on expensive doctors or podiatrist visits. You don’t need to wash down fistful of pills on a daily basis to mask your pain. And you definitely don’t need to waste hundreds of dollars on custom orthotic shoes to stop your ball of foot pain.
In fact, over 90% of all reported cases of ball of foot pain can be directly linked to plantar fasciitis – the most common foot condition and injury!
All it really takes to eliminate your ball of foot pain and plantar fasciitis pain for good, are 5 simple steps that you can do from the comfort of your own living room without any special exercise equipment or gadgets.