Hi. A pain has developed when walking or putting full weight onto my left foot. The pain is located almost exactly where the arrow on the "bottom of foot pain" diagram on your website points to metatarsalgia, although it is not in the ball of the foot but exactly between the two front "pads" in the slight indentation that exists there. It is not a surface pain but feels as if its coming from deeper inside the foot. There is no surface indications of anything abnormal. Some years ago I had a verruca and this pain feels similar to that - as if when I walk, I am walking on a very small hard lump..but this is coming from right inside the foot rather than the surface. Sometimes there is also a slight tingling feeling (very slight pins and needles sensation) when my foot is at rest - like when I am sitting at a desk.
Pressing hard on my foot with my hand doesn't seem to hurt, it takes full body weight and walking to notice the discomfort.
I have recently started doing a lot more walking, so wondering if that is a likely suspect in some way?
Many thanks for your consideration :-)
Your description sounds more like Mortons neuroma
than anything else. Because a neuroma is a nerve condition, it can give many different types of sensation including pain.
If you are in a lot of pain, you should have your foot examined; if it is more annoying than anything and has not been present for more than a month you might want to wait and see if it subsides on its own.
Additionally, you mention a history of wart. If that wart was excised there is also a small possibility that some scarring from years ago may be pressing into the nerve giving some of the sensation you describe.
Marc Mitnick DPM