Common Causes of Foot Pain

Foot pain can affect anyone, anywhere on the foot, from the heel to the toes, and even the arch and sole. Factors that contribute to foot pain include age, prolonged standing, excess weight, and congenital foot deformities. Injuries, wearing ill-fitting shoes, and intense physical activity are other culprits. In addition to injuries, conditions such as arthritis, gout, flat feet, and plantar fasciitis are among the more common causes of foot pain. One way to help manage foot pain involves wearing properly fitting shoes with sufficient support and cushioning. This also may include custom orthotic shoe inserts to correct any biomechanical issues that are contributing to the particular condition. Warming up before exercise, regular stretching, maintaining a healthy weight, and strengthening foot muscles through exercises are methods to avoid foot pain. However, persistent or worsening foot pain warrants professional attention from a chiropodist. This foot specialist can conduct a thorough exam and devise an appropriate treatment plan. It is suggested that you make an appointment with a chiropodist to address foot pain concerns.

Foot pain is a common problem treated by chiropodists. If you have foot pain, please consult with one of the chiropodists from The Footcare Centre. Our chiropodists can help you maintain the health of your lower limbs and your mobility. 

When you are experiencing foot pain, it’s important to note the type of pain and its location, as this can help determine a diagnosis. 

Pain in the top of the foot may be caused by:

  • Stress fractures

  • Sinus tarsi syndrome

  • Extensor tendonitis

  • Tibialis anterior tendonitis

  • Gout

  • Athlete’s foot

  • Ganglion cysts

Pain in the bottom of the foot may be caused by:

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Foot cramps

  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome

  • Plantar fibromatosis

  • Posterior tibial tendonitis

  • Stress fractures

  • Flat feet

Pain on the side of the foot may be caused by:

  • Ankle sprain

  • Cuboid syndrome

  • Peroneal tendonitis

  • Stress fractures

  • Bunions

  • Corns or calluses

  • Posterior tibial tendonitis

Heel pain may be caused by:

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Achilles tendonitis

  • Bone spurs

  • Heel fractures

  • Retrocalcaneal bursitis

  • Sever’s disease 

Pain in the toes may be caused by:

  • Gout

  • Hammertoe

  • Turf toe 

  • Bunions

  • Ingrown toenails

  • Blisters 

  • Arthritis

These and many more conditions can be treated by a chiropodist. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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