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How To Treat Ball Foot Pain

How To Treat Ball Foot Pain

This video talks about how to treat ball foot pain

Hello I'm Charles Goldman, a qualified Chiropodist/Podiatrist. I run “The Foot Pad” chiropody and physical therapy clinic in Holborn, Central London. Today I'm going to talk to you about various foot problems and their treatment.

We are now going to talk about treatment of pain at the ball of the foot. The first thing you need to do is to ascertain what caused it, whether it's a malfunction of the foot, footwear, friction, etc. if it is due to bad foot wear the obvious thing is to change your footwear.

If it's due to a malfunction of the foot, arch problems, etc. you can be prescribed arch supports or other devices to go in your shoe the first thing to do is to cushion the area if you have foot pain. The best thing to use is a gel pad, these are obtainable at most chemists and they are very easy, you just put them in your shoe and they absorb much of the impact and stop the shock which can cause it.

Were not designed for walking on concrete and the first thing to realize is that if you wear very thin soled shoes you're going to get foot pain, this is because every time you walk you put twice your body weight of pressure on each foot and this can obviously lead to a lot of pain. The other things that can cause pain in the foot, you could have a neuroma which is a swollen nerve due to pressure on the foot, you could have broken skin, you could have a callus or a corn under the sole of your foot, these can be dealt with quite easily by a professional or if it is just a callus or a corn you could try filing it. If it's due from constant pressure during the day it's very advisable to use a foot bath in the evening.

Rest your feet in a warm foot bath for ten minutes and this should help. And this is how we would treat ball foot pain.