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pain under ball of left foot. Spacing appeared between 2nd

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pain under ball of left foot. Spacing appeared between 2nd and 3rd toe. Second toe now appears to be becomming a ' hammer' toe. Period of problem: about 12 weeks. Thanks
This can be a morton's neuroma, a benign tumor that causes pain in this area.

It can be metatarsalgia along with a hammer toe.

You need a podiatry exam and an MRI, which is the only way to effectively identify a neuroma.

Initial treatment is orthotics, and therapy, but in some cases surgery is needed.

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