Has anybody suffered from a trapped nerve in the ball of their foot who could give me advice on treatment? Last week out of the blue I had a sharp pain in my foot, like a red hot poker between my toes and my middle toe went numb. This has got progressively worse through the week and I now have pain with every step. My GP gave me anti-inflammatory's, told me to rest and come back in a week but these haven't really helped. Any advice would be appreciated. I hope this is a short term issue that will go away and not a long term problem especially since I was planning to start my half marathon schedule in a few weeks!