- rest and raise your foot when you can.
- put an ice pack (or bag of frozen peas in a towel) on the painful area for up to 20 minutes every 2 to 3 hours.
- wear shoes with plenty of room for your feet, which have a low heel and soft sole.
- use soft insoles or pads in your shoes.
- try to lose weight if you’re overweight.
Why is the ball of my foot so painful?
Metatarsalgia (met-uh-tahr-SAL-juh) is a condition in which the ball of your foot becomes painful and inflamed. You might develop it if you participate in activities that involve running and jumping. There are other causes as well, including foot deformities and shoes that are too tight or too loose.
Does ball of foot pain ever go away?
Treatment. Ball of the foot pain or Metatarsalgia generally takes 6-8 weeks to improve and early activity on the healing bone and joint can result in a setback in recovery.
What exercises help metatarsalgia?
Stand in a walking position with the leg to be stretched straight behind you and the other leg bent in front of you. Take support from a wall or chair. Lean your body forwards and down until you feel the stretching in the calf of the straight leg. Hold for 20-30 seconds or as pain allows then relax.