Unloading pressure to the ball-of-the-foot can be accomplished with a variety of foot care products. Orthotics designed to relieve ball-of-foot pain usually feature a metatarsal pad. The orthotic is constructed with the pad placed behind the ball-of-the-foot to relieve pressure and redistribute weight from the painful area to more tolerant areas. Other products often recommended include gel metatarsal cushions and metatarsal bandages. When these products are used with proper footwear, you should experience significant relief. Changes in shoe wear. Wearing the right kind of shoes is very important. Choose shoes that have a wide toe box and forgo those with pointed toes or high heels which may aggravate the condition. Sesamoiditis typically can be distinguished from other conditions that cause pain in the forefoot by its gradual onset. The pain usually begins as a mild ache and increases gradually if the aggravating activity is continued. It may build to an intense throbbing. In most cases, there is little or no bruising or redness. Pain and swelling can limit the ability of the first metatarsophalangeal joint to flex upward (dorsiflexion) or downward (plantarflexion), causing a loss of range of motion in the big toe and difficulty walking. Severe cases may require a below-the-knee walking cast for 2 to 4 weeks and the injection of steroids into the inflamed first metatarsophalangeal joint. One of the main causes of foot problems is poor-fitting shoes. Three out of four people over the age of 65 wear shoes that are too small. Narrow or high heeled shoes, shoes with slippery soles, or ones that offer no protection or support may cause serious injury and pain, and increase your chance of a fall. Most foot problems can be treated effectively. A trained healthcare professional who specializes in the feet?known as a podiatrist or chiropodist?can diagnose your condition and choose the appropriate treatment. Often a change in footwear will do the trick. You do not have to suffer needlessly. This is one of the most common causes of foot burning pain. Laborers working in huge factories have to really work hard to complete their predetermined task. This generally involves standing on feet for considerable period of time, which may lead to foot burning pain. Erythromelalgia (EM) is a condition that commonly affects the extremities of the body (feet). This is a disorder related with the abnormal circulation of blood flow. To be more specific, EM refers to the unequal distribution of blood flow, resulting into insufficient circulation of blood in the feet. This can cause foot problems like ball foot burning pain and redness in the feet. Runners have a high risk of developing metatarsalgia because of the repetitive forefoot impact, but any sport which involves push off at the forefoot can be a potential problem. When an athlete changes their training regimen by adding hills or sprints, excess pressure can cause pain and inflammation at the joints in the forefoot. Poor quality shoes, lacking support and shock absorption can contribute to the development. The shape of the foot. A high arch or a second toe is bigger than the big toe can put extra pressure on the metatarsals; Painkillers or steroids might be prescribed for the treatment of a sprained ankle. Once there are signs of recovery, the patient could also benefit from physical therapy. If the pain in and around the top of the foot is caused due to other medical conditions, you must follow the treatment plan chalked out by your doctor. The treatment could involve use of orthotic devices, medicines and physical therapy. Since wearing ill fitting footwear is one of the most common causes of pain, you must make sure that you wear shoes that fit you perfectly. Bones spurs are generally developed as a result of a chronic stress placed on an area of bone, such as the edge of the heel. Bones spurs are usually asymptomatic until they achieve a size that begins to impinge on joint movement, or press into soft tissue and cause damage. Treatment of heels spurs involves removing the chronic stresses that resulted in the bone formation in the first place. This is usually accomplished with orthotics and activity modification. A physician may use injections to decrease the initial inflammation. References And I can tell you, the last time I was at a wedding, I drank and got on the dance floor People with equinus deformity may experience pain in the ball of the foot because they tend to toe walk and overload the front of the foot They may develop pain in the mid foot from compensating by flattening out the foot and overstretching the plantar fascia, the may develop heel pain by the tight Achilles pulling the at its insertion point on the heel. Podiatrists specialize in diagnosing and treating foot and ankle problems. Our education is a four year medical education focused on problems affecting the foot and ankle, followed by a surgical residency. Podiatrists need to have expertise in orthopedics, radiology, general problems of the foot, and surgery.