Pain at the ball of the foot is most often caused by inflammation due to overuse in active people. Other common causes include poorly fit or worn out shoes, weight gain, contusions or bruising, plantar fasciitis, or nerve issues related to diabetes.
The pain can be felt while weight bearing, or to the touch. The pain can range from dull and achy to very sharp and a burning sensation. In short, the pain at the ball of the foot varies significantly and often needs special diagnosis to identify the specific problem.
Typical treatment of these conditions includes critical rest, ice, inserts or orthotics, and light massage or stretching. KT Tape can greatly speed the pace of recovery and significantly relieve the pain through the process*. It’s very hard for anyone to stay off their feet, so often time foot problems take a very long time to hear. Those who have used KT Tape to alleviate the strain they put on their feet and promote healing have seen great results and decreased recovery times*.
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