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Suggest treatment for extreme pain under ball of left foot

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Posted on Tue, 26 May 2015
Question: How can I get relief from extreme pain under the ball of my left foot, which has now moved up between my toes?
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Can be due to inflammation or gout.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
The pain under the ball of the foot with no detectable fracture or corn can be due to inflammation of the joint or neuropathy.
The pain killers can help in reducing any inflammation. Do get your serum uric acid levels evaluated to rule out gouty arthritis. Doing a hot compress in the area will also help.
Get TOE PADS, wear them, and wear soft sole shoes.
This would off-load your great toe ball of the pressure generated from body weight and will reduce inflammation, swelling and pain.

The PADS/ CUSHIONS of soft rubber orthosis and multiple designs and softness grades are available. Typical good quality stuff would give a feel of jelly like softness and flexibility.
If it is a nerve related pain then methylcobalamin supplements and medicines like gabapentin can help.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal
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Suggest treatment for extreme pain under ball of left foot

Brief Answer: Can be due to inflammation or gout. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. The pain under the ball of the foot with no detectable fracture or corn can be due to inflammation of the joint or neuropathy. The pain killers can help in reducing any inflammation. Do get your serum uric acid levels evaluated to rule out gouty arthritis. Doing a hot compress in the area will also help. Get TOE PADS, wear them, and wear soft sole shoes. This would off-load your great toe ball of the pressure generated from body weight and will reduce inflammation, swelling and pain. The PADS/ CUSHIONS of soft rubber orthosis and multiple designs and softness grades are available. Typical good quality stuff would give a feel of jelly like softness and flexibility. If it is a nerve related pain then methylcobalamin supplements and medicines like gabapentin can help. I hope this answers your query. In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Praveen Tayal. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal