A North Texas Podiatrist Explains Pain in the Ball of FootPodiatrists frequently refer to pain in the ball of the foot as metatarsalgia. This type of pain is often caused by genetics rather than an injury.
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What is causing the pain under the balls of my feet?
The term for pain under the ball of the foot is called "metatarsalgia" and can have many different causes from a torn ligament responsible for stabilizing the toe, to an injured nerve, an inflammed joint or even a stress fracture. The only way to find out what is causing your metatarsalgia, is it to have it evaluated by a podiatrist.