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Forefoot Pain

What is forefoot pain?

Forefoot pain is a type of pain that happens in the front part of your foot, specifically around the area where your toes are located. It can be exacerbated by weight bearing activity or even incorrect footwear. Some common causes are listed below:

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Common Causes of Forefoot Pain

Some common causes are listed below:
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If you use your feet a lot, like during long walks or standing for extended periods, the forefoot can become sore and painful.

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Ill-fitting shoes

Wearing shoes that are too tight or don′t provide enough support can put extra pressure on the forefoot, leading to pain.

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Sometimes, a specific injury like stubbing your toe, dropping something heavy on your foot, or twisting it the wrong way can cause forefoot pain.

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Conditions like bunions or hammertoes

These are foot deformities that can cause the toes to bend in uncomfortable ways, leading to pain in the forefoot area.

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Nerve problems

Sometimes, nerves in the foot can get compressed or irritated, causing pain in the forefoot.

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This is a condition that causes inflammation and pain in the joints, and it can also affect the joints in the forefoot.

The pain can range from mild discomfort to severe pain, and it may be sharp, throbbing, or achy. Resting your feet, wearing comfortable and supportive shoes, and using ice or pain-relieving medications can often help with forefoot pain.

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How can Advanced Podiatry help?

Our podiatrists can help treat your forefoot pain in many ways. These include:

A podiatrist will start by asking you about your symptoms, medical history, and any recent activities that might have contributed to the pain. They will then examine your feet to identify the source of the pain and may order additional tests, such as X-rays or scans, to get a better look at the bones and joints.

Treatment Plan

Once the cause of the forefoot pain is determined, our podiatrists will create a personalised treatment plan tailored to your specific condition.

Footwear Recommendations

Our podiatrists can suggest appropriate shoes that provide proper support and cushioning for your feet. They may also recommend orthotic inserts to help alleviate pressure and correct any foot imbalances.


Over the counter or prescription pain medications, as well as anti-inflammatory drugs, can help reduce pain and inflammation in the forefoot area.

Physical Therapy

Our podiatrists might recommend specific exercises and stretches to strengthen the muscles in your feet and improve flexibility. This may help alleviate pain and prevent future issues.

Custom Orthotics

If your foot structure is contributing to the pain, our podiatrists may design custom orthotic inserts that fit inside your shoes. These inserts can help distribute pressure more evenly and provide better support.

Padding and Strapping

Our podiatrists may use special padding or strapping techniques to relieve pressure from specific areas of the forefoot, especially if you have conditions like bunions or hammertoes.


In some cases, corticosteroid injections might be used to reduce inflammation and provide temporary pain relief.

Footwear Modifications

If necessary, our podiatrists might recommend modifications to your shoes or provide guidance on lacing techniques to reduce pressure on certain areas of the foot.

Surgical Intervention

If conservative treatments don't provide relief, and the pain is due to a more severe condition like a deformity or structural issue, the podiatrist might discuss surgical options with you.

Remember, everyone’s situation is unique, and the treatment approach will depend on the underlying cause of your forefoot pain. It’s important to follow your podiatrist’s recommendations and keep follow-up appointments to ensure you are getting the results you need.

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Advanced Family & Sports Podiatry, located at 37/39 Pioneer Road, Albany, is a modern, well equipped and professionally managed podiatry practice servicing the Albany community.
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