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Kent C Doan, MD

Kent C Doan, MD (Orthopedic surgery)

Dr Doan Graduated from the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine and completed residency training in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Colorado. He completed additional fellowship training in Orthopedic Sports Medicine at the prestigious Steadman Clinic and Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, Colorado. He is a practicing Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in complex and revision knee and shoulder surgery at the Kansas City Orthopedic Institute. He also holds an assistant professorship at the University of Kansas City.

Tomohiro Hamahata, MD

Tomohiro Hamahata, MD (Orthopedic surgery)

Dr. Hamahata graduated from the Jikei University of Medical Science. After working at Asanokawa General Hospital and Kosei Chuo Hospital, he joined the Department of Orthopedics at Asakusa Hospital in April 2021, specializing in general orthopedics and joint replacement surgery.

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Content updated on Nov 26, 2023

About the symptom

This describes pain in the sole, or the bottom of the foot in front of the arch. The pain may be pressing, sharp or dull in nature.

Possible causes

  • Hyperuricemia

    Hyperuricemia is an increased uric acid level in the blood. Causes include alcohol intake and high consumption of meat and seafood. It's also associated with health conditions such as diabetes, heart, and kidney disease. It can lead to several diseases, including gout, a painful type of arthritis.

  • Morton's neuroma

    Morton's neuroma is a painful condition affecting the ball of your foot, between the third and fourth toes. It results from swollen and inflamed nerves leading to your foot's toes. It is often caused by shoes that are too tight or have high heels, which can compress and irritate the nerves in your foot.

  • Hallux valgus

    Hallux valgus, or a bunion, is a bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of the big toe when the big toe pushes against the next toe. Tight shoes, foot stress, and arthritis are common causes. It can lead to deformity.

  • Lumbar vertebrae disk herniation
  • Fabry disease

  • Lumbar spondylosis
  • Neuropathic pain

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  • Do the soles of your feet hurt?

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References

  • Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 24(3):p 180-187, March 2016. | DOI: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-14-00343

Reviewed By:

Kent C Doan, MD

Kent C Doan, MD (Orthopedic surgery)

Dr Doan Graduated from the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine and completed residency training in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Colorado. He completed additional fellowship training in Orthopedic Sports Medicine at the prestigious Steadman Clinic and Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, Colorado. He is a practicing Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in complex and revision knee and shoulder surgery at the Kansas City Orthopedic Institute. He also holds an assistant professorship at the University of Kansas City.

Tomohiro Hamahata, MD

Tomohiro Hamahata, MD (Orthopedic surgery)

Dr. Hamahata graduated from the Jikei University of Medical Science. After working at Asanokawa General Hospital and Kosei Chuo Hospital, he joined the Department of Orthopedics at Asakusa Hospital in April 2021, specializing in general orthopedics and joint replacement surgery.

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