if you enjoy walking and you do it alot then you probably have planter fasciitis. this happens in the arches of your feet but you could also have metatarsalgia which is on the balls of your feet when there is alot of impact. this is what it sounds like you have. i can almost be positive thats what it is because I have it and it sounds like you do with the symptoms and it occurs alot in runners and walkers. hope this helps But they keep growing? How do I make them not grow out of my foot anymore? They're painful and hard to live with. What is a stress fracture? A stress fracture occurs when there is abnormal stress or biomechanical pressure repetitively over the same bone. This most often occurs in the metatarsals, which are the long bones before the toes. Pain can be burning, throbbing, aching, and usually occurs after an episode of prolonged activity or exercise. Poor shoe gear (particularly high heels and ‘minimalist’ type athletic shoes (barefoot running shoes) are a major contributor, also. Treatments include immobilization for 2-6 weeks, depending on the severity of the situation. Bone growth stimulators may also be used in cases where delayed healing has occurred. Surgery is only performed in unusual circumstances. Other causes of foot pain can be confused with Morton’s neuroma. A wart on the ball of the foot can cause pain, for example. So can inflammation of a sheet of tissue called fascia (FASS-cha) beneath the skin on the underside of the foot. Inflammation of tissue around the joint (capsulitis or bursitis), or inflammation of one of the foot bones, can also cause pain. A doctor makes the diagnosis of Morton’s neuroma by pushing directly on the spot between the third and fourth toes where it forms. Try to establish a daily routine of stretching for about 5 minutes at a time. This will help to decrease your pain. Appearance also counts when we consider a particular support device, especially if the item is intended for regular, daily wear. The L shaped orthotic is contoured to the calf and flesh-colored, fitting into a sneaker or dress shoe. As present, corrective shoes are more attractive than past models, enabling patients wear such devices with greater comfort and confidence. With traditional fixes, the orthotics will atrophy the muscles causing your tolerance to get worse and injections stop the pain for a short while, but once it wears off the muscles are even tighter. So how to fix it the right way. Support high arches in order to relieve excess pressure on the balls of the feet. Our custom-made orthotics is designed to comfortably allow this type of arch to function as if it were of a normal height. By doing this, we allow the arch to bear its normal weight, thus reducing the weight that the ball of the foot must bear. This will reduce the pressure on the metatarsal heads and fatty pad, thus reducing pain and fatigue. When these things are achieved, the inflammation and pain of Metatarsalgia will gradually be reduced or eliminated. Custom-made orthotics is also very effective in preventing recurrences of these painful problems. This is usually a sign your seat is too low or you are doing to much hill climbing in a big gear. Raise your seat 3 mm at a time until the pressure on your knees has eased. And while not a fitting issue, focus on spinning lighter gears, even uphill. It takes work but you will become a more efficient cyclist once your adapt your body to a higher cadence. If you have persistent pain or discomfort than you may have developed some inflammation. Going to see your doctor is a good idea in this case. Bursitis is an inflammatory condition that can occur at virtually any joint. This condition is caused by one metatarsal bone taking more of your body weight than the adjacent bones, the soft tissue between the head of the bone and the floor will become compressed and will often become inflamed. This may cause pain in the foot sometimes this pain is also noticeable in the toes. Visible swelling is not very common. Treatment includes use of wider shoes, gel support, orthotic insoles, and often an injection of cortisone can do wonders to treat bursitis.