Ball Of Foot Pain Specialist

Francine Rhinehart, DPM -  - General Podiatrist

Francine Rhinehart, DPM

General Podiatrist & Aesthetic Podiatrist located in Oak Cliff, Dallas, TX

Pain in the ball of your foot can affect every step you take and limit your ability to perform work functions, exercise regimens, and even daily activities. If you suffer from pain in the ball of one or both of your feet, contact the office of Francine Rhinehart, DPM, in Dallas, Texas, for an evaluation. Dr. Rhinehart provides on-site treatment solutions, so you can experience fast relief. Find out more by booking an exam through the website or by calling the clinic directly.

Ball of Foot Pain Q & A

What causes ball of foot pain?

Pain in the ball of your foot, known as “metatarsalgia,” isn’t something you should ignore. It’s a sign that you may have injury or damage to bones, tendons, muscles, or other structures in your forefoot. If you have acute or chronic ball of foot pain, it could be related to:

  • Arthritis 
  • Morton’s neuroma 
  • High arches or flat feet
  • Obesity or being overweight
  • Foot fractures, such as stress fractures

You may even experience pain in the ball of your foot because you regularly wear tight, pointy, or high-heeled shoes, which can all lead to excessive pressure on your forefoot. 

When should I see a podiatrist for pain in the ball of my foot?

You should visit the office of Francine Rhinehart, DPM, for a comprehensive foot exam if you’re experiencing any kind of discomfort in the ball, arch, or heel of your foot. It’s particularly important to come in as soon as possible if you have:

  • Burning, sharp, or electrical pains
  • Discomfort that worsens with activity
  • Numbness or tingling

You should also book an evaluation with Dr. Rhinehart if you have ball of foot pain that makes it feel like you have a pebble or marble in your shoe, even if nothing is there. 

Dr. Rhinehart performs thorough diagnostic testing and gathers images if needed, so she can diagnose you and talk with you about treatment options. 

How is ball of foot pain treated?

Treating pain in the ball of your foot involves combining therapies to relieve inflammation, promote healing, and prevent further issues. Dr. Rhinehart may recommend any of the following:

  • Custom orthotics 
  • Injection therapy 
  • Footwear modifications 
  • Amniotic regenerative therapy 
  • Personalized foot stretches 
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

Dr. Rhinehart even provides Sculptra® injections for ball of foot pain. Sculptra helps rebuild connective tissue matrices and adds extra plumpness, so you experience quick and effective relief. 

These modern injections can last for at least six months, but they’ve helped many patients resolve ball of foot pain for up to two years. 

Book your exam to have your ball of foot pain checked out at the practice of Francine Rhinehart, DPM, today. Simply click on the online scheduler or call the clinic directly to book a visit.