The ball of the foot is the section of the foot between your arch and toes. As you walk, your weight is shifted from your heel to the ball of your foot. If your body weight is not well aligned over the ball of your foot, pain and swelling of the area can occur.
As we age, we generally lose the fat pad underneath the ball of the foot, leading to abnormal pressure and shock to the area. People with extremely high arches or those who are overweight may also experience ball of foot pain.
Use insoles designed to lift and separate the long bones of the arch, transferring pressure away from the ball of foot area
Limit how often you wear high heels as they can cause an unnatural shift of weight to the balls of your feet