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Forefoot

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At peninsula foot clinic , presentations of painful conditions in the ball of the foot and toes are very common. These painful conditions can limit from walking, running, riding your bike or standing at work. The foot is a complex structure that we stand on and can result in injury and pain. At times forefoot pain can be quite a specific location while others can be vague or intermittent, causing problems in certain shoes?

Common forefoot problems or Symptoms that our podiatrists can assess –

  • Ball of foot pain
  • Bunions
  • Corns/callous
  • Hallux limitus/Rigidus
  • Arthritis
  • Stress fractures
  • Bursitis
  • Hammer toes/claw toes
  • Mortons Neuroma/nerve pain
  • Plantar plate injuries
  • Metatarsalgia/capsulitis
  • Extensor muscle tendonitis

With appropriate assessment and diagnosis your forefoot pain can be treated. Some treatment is relatively simple and may include changes to footwear, orthotics, dry needling, exercise therapy, injections or in some cases referral for surgical opinion.