Ball-of-Foot pain, or Metatarsalgia, is a painful condition in the metatarsal region of the foot, commonly referred to as the ball-of-the-foot. Dr. Ida Rolf, the creator of the original 10-session model of structural integration, once said, When the body is not supported from below, it will attempt to hang from above.” That is why she devoted the entire second session of her game-changing program to the feet. A bone spur, which is an overgrowth of bone, can occur within the toe joint if outside pressure continues to irritate the bone. Any toe problem that causes pain or discomfort while walking should be evaluated. Treatment of hammertoe pain is directly dependent on the extent of development of the deformity and level of pain. Early recognition and modification of shoe gear can give good relief. However, if structural changes have occurred in the toe and the deformity is painful, surgical correction may be recommended to relieve pain, correct the problem and provide a stable, functional toe. Pain may persist at rest and may even be severe enough to prevent sleep. The pain can range from dull and achy to very sharp and a burning sensation. In short, the pain at the ball of foot varies significantly and often needs special diagnosis to identify the specific problem. Typical treatment of these conditions includes critical rest, ice, inserts or orthotics, and light massage or stretching. KT Tape can greatly speed the pace of recovery and significantly relieve the pain through the process. It's very hard for anyone to stay off their feet, so often times foot problems take a very long time to heal. Those who have used KT Tape to alleviate the strain they put on their feet and promote healing have seen great results and decreased recovery times. If itchiness, irritation, redness, numbness, tingling or new pain appears after applying the tape, remove immediately. To remain active while you let the plantar fasciitis heal, you can pick an exercise that doesn't put stress on the arches. Podiatrist-prescribed and fitted arch supports can help prevent pain and problems related to the arches when running, particularly if you have flat feet. With deterioration, the joint at the base of the toe inflames. Ask your physician for an evaluation or for a consultation with a doctor who specializes in problems with the feet. If you suffer from diabetes, special foot care can help protect your feet from serious problems as well as pain. Having your feet remeasured for shoes on a regular basis also will help. Carole Anne Tomlinson Ball Of Foot Pain is a registered nurse with experience in rehabilitation, nutrition, chemical dependency, diabetes and health problems related to the elderly. Her screenplays have been viewed by Merchant Ivory, Angela Lansbury and Steven King's associates. Around half of all women but far fewer men will develop a bunion. Dreamyfeet gel ball of foot clear invisible self adhesive cushions are made with a lightweight polymer gel that provides superior shock absorption and excellent cushioning. This 5mm pink adhesive foam padding material is applied directly to the skin. It is designed to reduce direct pressure by cushioning and can be used to protect any sensitive area in the foot. This 5mm white adhesive wool felt padding material is applied directly to the skin. It is designed to redistribute weight and direct pressure more evenly over the area it is applied to in the foot. You may want to try walking barefoot or with well-fitting shoes. Surgical correction can lead to further complications such as plantar nerve entrapment and larger and recurrent fibromas often worse than the original problem. This 7 minute treatment causes minimal to no post operative disability and patients can return to regular shoe gear with 24-48 hours after cryosurgery.