Pain in Sole of Foot Near Toes

Pain in Sole of Foot Near Toes is known as an area called the ball of the foot. These causes of pain are very well documented and recognizable.  The most common causes of pain near the ball of the foot near the toes are found here.

Pain in Sole of Foot Near Toes

Pain in the Ball of the Foot Treatment Guide


The most common causes of Pain in the sole of the foot near the Toes:

Capsulitis is an irritation of the joint capsule at the base of your toes. This joint normally allows your big toe and little toes joints to pivot on the front of the foot; but when capsulitis occurs they become swollen and inflamed to the point where it hurts to put any pressure on the front of the toes. Capsulitis is very well documented and treatable.  Click on the Capsulitis link to learn more.


This is generalized pain in the forefoot and the ball of the foot region that hurts at the base of toes two through four primarily, but it can hurt in the entire forefoot. This term is reserved for situation where there is no specific problem in the foot at all, but the foot is just sore from extra weight bearing, pressure and tight shoes. Click on the Metatarsalgia link to learn more.


Morton’s Neuralgia occurs primarily in the ball of the foot around the 3rd-4th toe and it can feel like a sharp shooting pain. This pain can also show numbness, burning and tingling. It feels like there is a pebble in your forefoot that can pop in and out, it gets better when you massage your forefoot.


A stress fracture can occur if the pain has appeared gradually over weeks. This occurs primarily in weekend warriors who started running and walking heavily in the recent past.


This should be considered when your second toe feels loose, usually after a big fall on the front of your foot. If the toe starts drifting up or crossing over the big toe, consider this especially.


Is the Pain in Sole of Foot Near Toes something other than these?

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Pain in the Ball of the Foot Treatment Guide



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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.