A direct blow to the foot, such as from falling and landing heavily
Repetitive stress to the foot
This problem is more common in people who play high-impact sports, such as running, aerobics, ballet, or gymnastics.
The most common symptom is pain in the ball of the foot and big toe. Other problems may be:
Swelling and redness of the foot and big toe
Pain in the ball of the foot behind the big toe
Pain when walking
Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and health history. A physical exam will be done. You may be asked about any injury you have had or any activities that you do. You may need to see a doctor who treats bones or feet.
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