The Foot Blogger Chick is reconsidering writing this blog.
It seems that every time I write about a different foot issue, I think that I have that problem.
This is crazy.
I keep going out and buying shoes that have wide deep toe boxes. I rejected the cutest pair of high heels just because the toe box didn’t seem wide enough. Who does that????? (Really, you better be at this point. I have written enough about this!)
The latest letter just is stretching my limit. I won’t tell you the whole thing but the writer is complaining about pain in the ball of her foot. I read the email two days ago and …
NOW THE BALL OF MY FOOT HURTS!
This is going way too far.
I have been doing my research on this problem and the more I look into it, the worse my foot feels. I suppose it is better than being sure you have a stress fracture (last week I was sure I had one) or a bunion (sure about that too except I don’t have a bump on the side of my foot…) but really, I want my foot to stop hurting.
Pain in the ball of your foot can have many causes. The official name for this pain is metatarsalgia. It is derived from the metatarsals, which are the long bones in your foot that connect to the toes. Usually the pain is centered between the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th toes although it can be centered under just the big toe.
This is what I am going to do –
First off, I am going to make sure that my shoes have a wide deep toe box. My next step is to go to the drug store and get some gel insoles and a metatarsal pad. These will attempt to get the pressure off one area and redistribute weight.
I will also check my running shoes. I think that they are getting a bit worn and perhaps replacing them will help.
If neither of these things help, I am off to EVANSTON PODIATRIC SURGEONS to have the situation checked. It may be that I will need an orthotic that will conform to my foot and help with the weight distribution. The doctors there can check the bottom of my feet and take an x-ray to see that everything is okay. (besides, they are so nice even though at this point they are beginning to think that I may be crazy…)
If you are also having pain in the ball of your foot and you are diabetic, please go to see the doctor sooner rather than later. Diabetic foot care is not anything to take lightly. It is important to see that your feet are in the best shape.
If you are having pain in the ball of your foot, you can also check out their web site at http://www.evanstonpodiatric.com/library/1893/Metatarsalgia%28footpaininball%29.html to see what they have to say about it.
Hopefully now that I have gotten to tell you about this, my foot will stop hurting. It does concern me about what will happen next week. Oh well, stay tuned to find out.
Foot Blogger Chick
If you have questions, don’t hesitate to send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave them in the comment section below. I am not a doctor but I check with one before answering questions.
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