I've had a persstent pain in the ball of my right foot for at least 3 weeks now. I always suffered from pain in that foot but it's never been like this.
It happens on and off instead of being in pain constantly. It only hurts to walk on it, it doesn't hurt when it's not on the floor. I first noticed pain a little over a month ago but I assumed I was standing too much. I have since stopped excessively exercising so I'm back to not standing most of the time, yet my foot still feels like I've been walking all day. There's no sign of damage, no apparent swelling. I can be in bed all day but I touch the floor and it hurts to walk; sometimes I'm practically limping.
I thought it was an infection so I put alcohol on it for a few days. Nothing changed so I thought it was dry skin but lotion has no effect either. I'm starting to wonder if this could be stress related. I've gotten pains in my finger cuticles, random sharp pains in my body, and tension headaches apparently due to stress so I'm pretty sure the body can react pretty much anyway when stressed. I'm avoiding my brains natural inclination to assume this is a sign I have some sort of cancer in my body.