Sometimes pressure on the ends of the metatarsal bones causes symptoms in the ball of
Some conditions that may cause metatarsalgia include different types of
arthritis, osteonecrosis, neuromas, tumors, or infections. Traumatic injuries, including fractures and ligament tears, can also cause this type of foot pain. Given your hx arthritis makes the most sense or an injury to the area when you tripped.
Is there any swelling, redness or warmth in the area?