Symptoms and causes

Pain in the forefoot is usually caused by overburdening of some sort, often as a consequence of the position of certain bones in the foot while standing and walking, a stress fracture or a micro-fracture.

Diagnosis and treatment

To ascertain the right diagnosis, femoral head necrosis as well as instability of the base joint of the big toe must be excluded. An X-ray may be useful too, as well as, in some cases, a bone scan.

Treatment centres and specialisations

Orthopaedics and Traumatology

Latest publication date: 17/01/2022
Supervising author: Dr Desmyter Stefan