Foot pain is very common and has many forms. Some of the most common causes include:
Arthritis damages the joints, which means it can cause pain, swelling, and stiffness nearly anywhere in your foot.
Bunions are foot abnormalities featuring a bony protrusion of the joint at the bottom of your big toe. They usually cause the big toe to press on or move on top of your next toe. Bunions can cause toe stiffness and pain.
Fractures, or broken bones, can occur anywhere in the foot to cause pain and stability issues. One common example is Lisfranc fractures in the middle outside part of the foot.
Neuromas are thickened areas of nerve tissue, which can cause serious foot pain. The most common type is Morton's neuroma, which occurs in the ball of the foot.
Ingrown toenails grow into the skin around your toe, causing serious redness, swelling, and pain.
Plantar warts occur on the soles of your feet. In some cases, calluses grow over the warts as you walk. Although calluses offer some protection, plantar warts can still be quite painful.
Plantar fasciitis happens when the plantar fascia ligament on the bottom of your foot becomes inflamed. Serious heel pain, which is most severe in the morning, is the most common symptom of plantar fasciitis.
There are several reasons you may have foot pain, including bursitis, foot ulcers, tendinitis, hammertoes, and heel spurs among many other conditions. In some cases, foot and ankle pain can occur at the same time, frequently due to the same untreated condition.
Foot pain isn't normal, so it's important to schedule a visit to DeLoor Podiatry Associates if you have pain that persists beyond a day or two.
If you have trouble bearing weight on your foot, or if your foot swells or bruises significantly, don't ignore the pain — get help immediately. In all cases of foot and ankle trauma, it's best to see a podiatrist right away.
Because foot pain has such varied causes, treatment can vary as well. DeLoor Podiatry Associates offers comprehensive foot pain solutions, including:
If you need foot surgery, the skilled team uses minimally invasive techniques whenever possible. A fast and safe recovery is just as important to the DeLoor Podiatry Associates team as it is to you.
Call the DeLoor Podiatry Associates office nearest you or click the scheduling tool for foot pain help.