Arch and Ball Problems


Neuritis, a term used to describe the inflammation of a nerve, can occur in the feet from compression by surrounding structures. Symptoms depend on the nerves involved but may include sharp pains, often in the ball area of the foot, numbness, tingling, burning, and weakness. Read more


Bursitis is the inflammation of a bursa. Bursae are small fluid-filled sacs that provide a cushion between the bones, tendons, and muscles around a joint. They are located throughout the body in areas where friction between tissues commonly occurs and act as shock absorbers, helping reduce friction between bones. Read more


Metatarsalgia is a term that refers to chronic pain in the metatarsal area (ball and arch) of the foot. Read more