The clicking you feel in the ball of your foot may not just be that from the joints!  People who suffer from a condition called a neuroma may often feel a clicking sensation between the bones in the ball of the foot.  This clicking is sometimes associated with pain in the ball of the foot or even burning/tingling or sharp-shooting pains into the toes.  Neuromas can often be treated successfully with conservative treatment, but this is most successful if treated quickly after the onset of symptoms. 

A couple things to try before your visit - 1.) Wear supportive shoes at all times for a few days, 2.) Ice the area of your foot that click/hurts, for 10 minutes a few times each day, 3.) Avoid high heels and shoes with a narrow toebox (ie. refer to #1!)

If the clicking and/or pain does not resolve in a week or two, schedule a visit for an evaluation!  Our doctors will evaluate you and help you to fully understand your condition and recommended treatments.

6 Comments
Hi Jim, we would recommend that your foot be re-evaluated and because you are just a month from surgery, we recommend a visit with your surgeon as a starting point to getting to the bottom of the new clicking you are experiencing.
by Dr. Doyle June 25, 2020 at 11:09 AM
Hi. I have clicking in the ball of my foot after having a surgery to remove a Morton’s Neuroma. I am a month post op and concerned.
by Jim Bacon June 24, 2020 at 08:28 PM
Hi Daniel, Thanks for your interest in our website and clinic. I'm sorry to hear you are experiencing clicking as well. Please see my answer to Jay's comment and either come and visit us or see a podiatrist near you to get a true diagnosis of the clicking you are experiencing, especially if it is painful or stopping you from your normal activity!
by Dr. Doyle June 17, 2020 at 11:27 AM
Hey Jay, I have the same thing but in my right foot. Did you figure out what was causing the clicking in the ball of the foot?
by Daniel Turner June 16, 2020 at 09:48 PM
Hi Jay, Clicking is often a result of soft tissue such as an inflamed nerve or a tendon that is catching over a bony prominence. The best thing to start with is an evaluation to see where this clicking is coming from and an x-ray to make sure nothing is wrong with the underlying bone structure. I'd recommend an appointment with a nearby podiatrist especially if this is painful! Hope this helps and that your foot is better soon! Dr. Doyle
by Dr. Doyle May 7, 2019 at 11:10 AM
I have discomfort on the ball (of the bottom) of my left foot. Now, every time I take a step, when I lift my heel, there is a clicking on the ball of my foot, towards the left side. What can I do? Why is this happening?
by Jay Brown April 30, 2019 at 06:51 PM
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