Today, our lives are rather frenzied and we are frequently moving and we are also being motivated to exercise more. This prolonged movement could place an enormous amount of load on our feet. Usually we're able to get relief from standing by taking the load off a foot that is more painful than the other. Sitting yourself down can provide instant relief. What goes on if the pain moves to the ball of the foot? How can you get relief from ball foot pain? Ball foot pain is a painful foot ailment that can happen in the region just before the toes. It is usually a frequent foot ailment. Ball of foot pain impacts the bones and joints of the foot. The location that is impacted is known as the metatarsal area for that reason ball of foot pain can also be called metatarsalgia or might be due to a plantar plate tear. We can find that by far the most pain happens just close to the 2nd, 3rd and 4th toes. Occasionally however ball foot pain is isolated nearby the big toe.

The key reason for ball of foot pain occurring is caused by our wearing the incorrect types of footwear. Shoes which have a tight toe area, specifically women’s footwear, causes the ball of the foot area to become restricted. This small amount of toe space might hinder the walking process therefore it may also cause great soreness in the front of our feet. Ball of foot pain can be painful and quite often one of the metatarsal heads (the cushion just before the toes) becomes irritated. The swelling happens because of too much force placed on that region over a long period of time. With ball of foot pain it is common to have acute pain as well as chronic and recurring pain. Other reasons for ball of foot pain are very high heel shoes, high-impact activities that are done not using any supporting footwear and foot orthotics as well. Also aging is an additional factor in ball of foot pain. In this instance the cushioning in our feet which is near the toes become thinner. This thinning out of the fat pad in the metatarsal location can also cause ball foot pain.

So that you can get rid of ball of foot pain you need to understand what is causing the problem. Any footwear with pointy toes should not be worn any longer. Also wearing shoes with high, wide toe spaces and a lower wedge heel cuts down on the pressure on the foot and helps ball foot pain. Alternative ways of reducing force to the ball of foot pain can be done in many different ways, especially if it is because of a plantar plate tear. There are several foot care goods which you can use to relieve ball of foot pain. Foot orthotics that are made to decrease ball of foot pain will often have a metatarsal pad. The orthotic is manufactured so the metatarsal pad is placed just behind the location of the metatarsal to ease pressure in the feet. Other items that you can use are gel metatarsal pads and metatarsal bandages.