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sharp pain in ball of foot

Posted by Viki M on 7/10/02 at 20:38 (089442)

I'm a runner and tennis player. I first felt a sharp pain in the ball of my right foot about 6 yrs ago and figured it was my shoes. The pain was sporadic. 6 yrs later, however, it's constant. What could be causing this in an otherwise healthy foot?

Re: sharp pain in ball of foot

DR Zuckerman on 7/10/02 at 20:43 (089443)

Hi

This sounds like a neuroma which is a pinch nerve in your foot. Maybe a stress fracture from overuse. Have you seen a foot specialists yet?

Re: sharp pain in ball of foot

DR Zuckerman on 7/10/02 at 20:43 (089443)

Hi

This sounds like a neuroma which is a pinch nerve in your foot. Maybe a stress fracture from overuse. Have you seen a foot specialists yet?