Podiatry & Biomechanics

Forefoot Pain

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Forefoot Pain

Forefoot pain can significantly impact your daily activities and quality of life. Whether it’s caused by an injury, overuse, or an underlying condition, understanding the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for forefoot pain is essential. At Infinite, our Biomechanics Podiatrists specialize in diagnosing and treating forefoot pain to help you get back on your feet pain-free.
Common Causes of Forefoot Pain:
  • Metatarsalgia: This condition involves inflammation or pain in the ball of the foot, often caused by excessive pressure or overuse.
  • Morton’s Neuroma: A thickening of the tissue around a nerve leading to the toes, resulting in sharp or burning pain.
  • Bunions: A bony bump that forms at the base of the big toe, causing pain and discomfort.
  • Capsulitis: Inflammation of the ligaments around the toe joints, leading to pain and difficulty walking.
  • Sesamoiditis: Inflammation of the small bones (sesamoids) beneath the big toe joint, causing pain during movement.
  • Plantar Plate Tear: A tear in the ligament that supports the toe joints, often causing pain when pushing off during walking.
  • Toe Deformities: Conditions like hammertoes and claw toes can cause pressure and pain in the forefoot.
Symptoms of Forefoot Pain:
  • Sharp or dull pain in the ball of the foot.
  • Burning or tingling sensations.
  • Swelling and redness.
  • Pain that worsens with activity or certain shoes.
  • Difficulty walking or bearing weight on the affected foot.

How We Solve Forefoot Pain


Take back control of your feet with our Diagnostic Consultation with Video Gait Analysis.

Getting the right diagnosis for your forefoot pain is crucial for your successful treatment and recovery.

Your foot shape, structure and performance can all impact on the development and longevity of forefoot pain. Video Gait Analysis allows us to closely review small movements in your foot and limb, which can be causing your forefoot pain. We will take time to understand your individual characteristics, share these findings with you and then use them inform your treatment plan.

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Bespoke foot orthoses are prescriptive devices that are worn in shoes to correct any biomechanical issues that may be contributing to your pain. They are made using a mould of your foot, and unlike the insoles which you can buy in a shop, they are a perfect fit for you and are customised to address any biomechanical issues or structural anomalies.

Our Bespoke Orthotics can be made in a variety of materials and styles to suit your needs and are designed to last several years before needing replacement.

The lab we use to develop our Bespoke Orthotics is Firefly Orthotics, and we chose them as they provide orthotics that can be designed to fit into most styles of footwear, including dress shoes and sport specific footwear, meaning you will experience perfect fit in addition to optimal therapeutic benefit.

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Shockwave Therapy is a highly successful, evidence backed treatment for several of the conditions which causes of forefoot pain. Shockwave is part of our gold standard treatment for solving forefoot pain.

Benefits of Shockwave are:

  • Fast and effective pain relief
  • Quicker recovery from injury
  • Quicker return to activities
  • Restoration of mobility
  • Non-surgical and non-invasive
  • No need for medication
  • No risk of infection.

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Rehabilitation with Infinite is unique and extremely effective. Our Podiatrists and Physiotherapists work alongside each other to design and support your rehabilitation program, getting you the best possible results in the shortest possible time.

Often our patients will see our Biomechanics Podiatrist for their first appointment, followed by our Physiotherapist at their review appointment.

We also offer new patients the option of having a Joint Physiotherapist & Biomechanics Podiatrist review in order to have their assessed and diagnosed by a multi-disciplinary team.

We use a software system called Physitrack to provide you with a clear and repeatable rehabilitation program and keep you on track for success.

Physitrack can be used in a number of ways to support your recovery.

  • For those who prefer the simple approach, Physitrack will send a clear and uncomplicated copy of your exercise plan to your inbox, which you can then print and use as directed. Or we can print it for you!
  • If you’d like to step things up a notch you can download the Physitrack app, which provides clear, narrated video’s for each exercise making it easy to get them right and to follow along.
  • But what makes the Physitrack App really special, is that it also allows you to record daily progress and then shares this with your practitioner allowing us to support you between visits. If you’re struggling to complete the exercises or your pain is getting worse, we are automatically notified and will check in with you and to offer support and encouragement. You can also record your comments each time you complete an exercise, so that we can really engage with your journey and understand where you might be struggling. Physitrack and increased patient/practitioner engagement is proven to lead to better results for users, which is why we believe in it 100%. We want each and every one of you to see your pain banished.

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