Abnormal forefoot pressure while walking can be caused by many factors, including being overweight, bunions, arthritis or even a stress fracture in the ball of the foot. The hallmark symptom of the condition is pain in the ball of the foot that worsens while walking running or even just standing. In some cases, there may also be pain in the toes when they are flexed. Another name for the condition is metatarsalgia. The products below can help to ease the pain of this condition.