Claw toes are usually the result of poor fitting footwear. For many people, the second toe is actually longer than the great toe. Shoes are sized to fit the great toe, the second (and maybe even the third toe) will have to bend to fit into the shoe. Shoes that are pointed make matters even worse. Combine pointed shoes with high heels; the foot is under similar pressure as if it was constantly being pushed downhill into a wall. The patient may experience spontaneous shooting pains, which is often referred to as an "electric shock". This can affect patients when are sleeping at night. The treatment for the ball of the foot pain is actually easy. Just like drop foot, which has similar symptoms, you can treat your foot using the best shoes. The best shoes for drop foot will also be an effective treatment for those with the ball of the foot pain. One of the best shoes you can try is shoes with dancer?s pads or metatarsal bars. Metatarsal pad or bars will help you distribute your weight bearing throughout the foot as well as cushion your ball of the foot. If it ruptures, popping sound may occur followed by acute pain similar to a blow at the back of the leg Women are at higher risk than men for severe foot pain, probably because of wearing high-heeled shoes, and possibly because of wearing shoes that may be too narrow. Older Women- Severe foot pain appears to be a major cause of general disability in older women. In one study, 14% of older disabled women reported chronic, severe foot pain, which played a major role in requiring assistance for walking and doing daily activities. People who engage in regular high-impact aerobic exercise are at risk for plantar fasciitis , heel spurs, sesamoiditis, shin splints , Achilles tendinopathy , and stress fractures Medical Conditions Foot Pain Causes And Relief Using Home Remedies. Foot pain is generally a result of very specific causes. Foot pain is generally a common term for different kinds of pain located in localized areas of the foot and that are caused by well known conditions. All over foot pain is less common. One may experience foot pain in the ball of the foot or only on the big toe. Since these are caused by different diseases or conditions, the treatment methods are different. Using a tennis ball as a roller under the feet improves foot flexibility. It stimulates the entire foot structure and serves as a simple exercise. Bursitis of the heel - inflammation of the back of the heel can be caused by landing hard or awkwardly on the heel or by pressure from shoes. Achilles Tendinitis - inflammation of the large tendon that connects your calf muscle to your heel. This can be caused by running, tightness and lack of flexibility in your calf muscles, shoes with inadequate stability of shock absorption or sudden inward or outward turning of your heel when hitting the ground If you often experience heel pain on taking the first steps in the morning, consult a doctor soon. A timely treatment will surely help in alleviating the symptoms. Orthoses usually provide effective treatment. Shoes that have thicker soles than normal and rounded heels (called rocker-sole modifications) also help reduce pressure and abnormal motion. Occasionally, when these measures are ineffective, surgery is needed. Sesamoiditis The cause of sesamoiditis is usually repeated injury. Sometimes the bone is fractured, or the bone or surrounding tissues are inflamed. Sesamoiditis is particularly common among dancers, joggers, and people having high-arched feet or frequently wear high heels. The doctor bases the diagnosis on an examination of the foot. The diagnosis may be confirmed by x-rays taken to rule out a fracture of the sesamoid bone. Treatment usually starts with switching to shoes that have wide toe boxes, low heels and good arch support. A foot-care specialist may also recommend an adhesive pad to fit under the front of your foot. Custom-made shoe inserts, or orthotics, can correct any structural foot problems that might contribute to nerve compression. Generally, these symptoms grow worse over time, but some people have stated that their severe symptoms began suddenly. Symptoms have been known to occur in this manner after people increase their physical activity. Check your feet daily for problems. Cover blisters or minor cuts and scrapes; see your doctor if they haven?t healed in two or three days. common, too, when the inflamed metatarsal is excessively long. Trauma, too, whether of a gradual onset or a sudden onset, may create When the damage is severe enough, the capsule may even rupture, usually on the bottom of the foot, destabilizing the entire joint and Surgery to repair ruptured joint capsule, or to lift, shorten, or otherwise alter a prominent bone may be indicated at times. When a bone bruise (see above) gets bad enough, a tiny crack (a break) may develop in the metatarsal bone. This is known as a "stress fracture."