I have had a popping in the ball of my foot for over a year. The popping has gotten progressively worse, occuring when I am weight bearing about every other step. By days end, the joint is very tender as is the bunion on the side of my big toe. Is the popping related to the bunion and if so, what are some courses of treatment? I should also had that I had bilateral bone spurs removed from the top of my 1st Mets. and have very high arches.