I have a pain that is occurring toward the back of the ball of the foot, at the beginning of the arch on my left foot.
This pain has never occurred before – it suddenly started when I was nursing a broken toe on my right foot, and was forced to limp around wearing a foot brace. It is a very sharp pain, and it is located just behind the large bone of the ball of the foot. It began several days into nursing my broken toe, and hurts just at the start of taking a step, right when the left foot touches the ground. There is no swelling, discoloration, or any other external issues.
The most unusual aspect is that the pain began a month ago. After a couple of days, just as suddenly, it disappeared – but is now recurring. During the entire period in between, there was no pain whatsoever.
Would you be able to provide any insight into the pain, and what next steps do you recommend?