Old injury still causing ball of foot problem

I twisted my ankle playing basketball 20 years ago, and ever since the ball of my right foot has been significantly swollen and that area pops/cracks when I flex my foot . It doesn’t hurt at all. The swelling has never gone down, it’s always 2- 3 times larger than my left foot.

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  1. Dr. Emily Splichal

    Hello and thank you for your question. Without seeing a picture of your foot it is hard for me to accurately say what may be causing your pain. It is possible that the ankle sprain and ball of foot may not be related so I wouldn’t get too wrapped up around that. If you haven’t seen a Podiatrist yet then I’d suggest having your foot evaluated in person. Again if you can provide a picture this would help me. Thank you