When you experience foot pain, it can make it really difficult to want to participate in the things that you love. Foot pain can cause you to miss out on great moments and that’s why it’s important to talk to your podiatrist about what could be causing your foot pain and how it should be treated. The sooner your foot pain is fully diagnosed, the sooner you can get back to living your best active life!
Causes of Foot Pain
There are many different types of injuries or conditions that can cause you to experience foot pain. Some can be caused by overuse and may just need rest and ice, whereas others you may not have total control over and may need treatment from your podiatrist.
Some common causes of foot pain include:
- Plantar Fasciitis- When you spend a lot of time on your feet, it can cause the plantar fascia to become inflamed and can cause you to start feeling heel pain. This usually occurs after you’ve been sitting for a long period of time and can be worst when you wake up in the morning. This can cause your feet to feel stiff and sore while walking.
- Bunions- Bunions can be caused by flat feet or over-pronounced feet and is when there’s a bit of bone protruding out of the foot by the bottom of the joint of the big toe. Bunions may be painful and sore and may need surgery to reduce the bone.
- Hammertoes- Hammertoes are a foot deformity that is when there’s an abnormal bend in the middle joint of a toe. This causes the toe to point directly down and can cause irritation and pain when it pushes against a shoe.
- Ingrown Toenails- When the corner of a toenail begins to grow into the skin, this is an ingrown toenail and can cause pain, redness, swelling, and infection. It’s most common on the big toe and can usually be cared for at home.
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