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Saturday, September 10, 2016

What's that pain in the ball of your foot? Ask Zimmermann Podiatry!


The ball of your foot feels like a knife is sticking through it every time you stand up...so what's the deal?

Pain to the ball of the foot is very common but can come from several different reasons. Most often it is a neuroma, a swollen and pinched nerve. The neuroma can also be seen along with joint swelling and arthritis, which can cause similar symptoms
and exacerbate the neuroma. Sometimes people have decreased fat padding to the ball of their foot and may also have metatarsals (foot bones) that angle down to the ground at a more pronounced angle than usual, causing pain.

No matter what issue is going on, a visit to the podiatrist is in order. Xrays and an examination of your foot, how your foot looks while walking, and your shoes is all that is needed. The treatment for any of these culprits is similar, almost always involving wearing the proper type of shoes and inserts. Sorry, ladies who love high heels, but there is no getting around the fact that if the ball of your feet hurt while wearing your heels that your heels have a lot to do with the problem. Cortisone injections (don't hurt nearly as bad as you think they will), inserts, padding, topical medications, physical therapy, proper shoes, and not going barefoot are all good treatment plans. Avoiding aggravating circumstances are key to avoid further problems down the road.

So, if the ball of your foot is killing you, give Zimmermann Podiatry a call!

Zimmermann Podiatry
923 W. Dixie Avenue, Suite B
Leesburg, FL 34748
Phone: 352 435 7849

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