This is a painful inflammation or thickening of the tissue around the nerves that lead out into your toes.
If you have a bony bump on the top of your foot that hurts, it’s likely a dorsal exostosis. It’s similar to a bunion, but doesn’t make your toe point in a strange direction.
Some top-of-foot pain is a result of the foot flattening out, which places abnormal pressure on the foot.
With 26 bones in the feet, stress fractures are not uncommon. We see a lot of metatarsal stress fractures, particularly among runners and athletes.