Arthritis In The Ball Of My Foot

Arthritis In The Ball Of My Foot:   Find out if arthritis is causing the pain in the ball of your foot or something else. Then learn to FIX IT NOW!!!!


Arthritis In The Ball Of My Foot
Arthritis In The Ball Of The Foot.


Most Common Foot Arthritis Areas?

What Is Arthritis?

Arthritis refers to any irritation of the joint. It does not specify what type of arthritis you are dealing with, as there are many different types of arthritis possible.

  • View Our Complete Diagnosis Guide For All Types.

  • The most common causes in the ball of the foot are: Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Traumatic Arthritis & Gout.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis effects both feet equally & many of the joints feel slow and aching. Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic disease.
  • Osteoarthritis is common in hammertoes, especially if the hammer toe becomes rigid.
  • Traumatic arthritis can occur if there has been a previous stress fracture.
  • Gout appears almost exclusively in the big toe joint only; if it does not look like this, consider something else.
  • If these sound like you, follow the treatment link, otherwise consider the 4 major non-arthritis causes of ball of the foot pain.

Arthritis in the ball of the foot is possible, but if you are experiencing slow and aching pain, you are most likely experiencing a condition known as metatarsalgia or 2nd metatarsal overload syndrome.

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The Ball Of The Foot Arthritis Treatment Guide.



The 4 Major Non-Arthritis Causes of Ball Of The Foot Pain:

This is inflammation of the joints in the ball of the foot. This presents as an aching pain that gets worse with increased standing and activity.

This is generalized pain in the ball of the foot. This is due to biomechanics overloading the front of the foot. Everyone with ball of the foot pain should read this

Arthritis In The Ball Of My Foot

This is an aching, burning and throbbing pain in between the 3rd and 4th MPJ joints.


This pain appears runners or people who put a lot of pressure on there feet. This almost always happens after a period of inactivity, followed by heavy duty training or work for a few days or weeks.



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The Modern Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist Doctor):Today's podiatrist is required to undergo rigorous medical training that licenses them as physicians with equivalent legal standing to the MD and DO degree (These are physician recognized licenses most common only in the USA). Although admittedly the training does differ between the three degrees. The differences are listed below.In Michigan Podiatrists are trained and authorized to perform surgery in the foot and ankle up to the tibial tubercle below the knee.All our podiatrists and foot doctors have undergone rigorous training including a 4 undergraduate college degree, writing the medical school entrance exam (MCAT), followed by a 4 year medical school degree (DPM - Doctor of Podiatric Medicine),Once podiatrists in the USA complete the rigorous 4 year medical school courses, they are required to complete a minimum of 3 years of a surgical and non-surgical residency program. Some podiatrists and foot doctors then choose to go on to further fellowship training specializing in various forms of specialty such as diabetic surgery or reconstructive foot and ankle surgery.The training is not over yet! Each podiatrist must be judged by a governing body where they submit their surgical cases and are reviewed regularly to ensure excellent results. This is a career long evaluation with board qualifications and certifications every few years.So have faith that today's podiatrist is your best choice for your foot and ankle problems! We are able to approach you foot and ankle problems from a non-surgery perspective, but that when necessary we can provide you with the treatment that you need!All articles written by this account are considered to be for educational purposes only. It is impossible for us to truly assess your condition and the advice we give here is meant to give you a basis to then follow up with your podiatrist and foot doctor later.If you have any questions at all, or there is anything that we can help you with, please feel free to contact our office or email us. Podiatrists provide medically necessary treatment which should be covered by valid insurance plans, we are not a cosmetic or elective medical specialty.