Conditions and diseases
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 achieve a correct 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
Latest publication date: 11/08/2021
Supervising author: Dr Desmyter Stefan