Severe pain on inside edge of ball

I recently started experiencing intense sharp pain when walking on the Right foot. The pain is located in the area that one would expect to find a bunion below my big toe. If I press behind my big toe it doesn’t hurt at all but when pressed from the side of my arch up towards my toe, it is excrutiating. There is no bump or swelling. I have sold shoes for years and even fitted people for Aetrex supports. I know my shoes fit correctly. The pain radiates across the top of my foot and into my instep. I am sensitive to touching the area and feel like it is severely bruised even though no discoloration is evident. The joint of my toe is stiff. I feel like all day long when I bend my toe it is popping like when you crack your knuckles. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

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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. If your pain is in the area of the big toe joint then it may be arthritis related. What is your activity level? Do you do a lot of walking, running, yoga? You do not need to have a visible bump or bunion to be experiencing great toe arthritis pain. If you have not seen a Podiatrist I recommend seeing one as they will be able to take an X-ray and get a better idea the condition of your great toe joint. I hope this helps!

    Dr. Emily Splichal
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