foot pain no trauma

I have increased my walking in the last 3 weeks (2 miles a day) and am riding my bike. I have started having pain on the side of the ball of my right foot. I can touch all around with no pain but when I touch directly on the side of the ball, I have serous pain. It hurts when I move my big toe, but not as much as direct pressure on the side. Today I also had pain going up the top of my foot, when wearing shoes, but no when I take them off. No swelling is evident. There has been no trauma to the foot, just increased walking time..

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  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for your question. Without examining you it is difficult for me to say exactly what may be causing your pain, although it does sound like great toe joint pain or capsulitis/bursitis.

    When we walk we stress the great toe joint, so if you have increased your mileage walking, this can irritate the great toe joint. I recommend icing the area or taking anti-inflammtories. I also recommend seeing a Podiatrist who can do an x-ray and a biomechanical exam to see if your foot type is contributing to the stress of the great toe joint. If stress at the great toe joint continues, this can lead to arthritis.

    I hope this helps!

    Dr. Emily Splichal
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