Foot Pain

What are common causes
of foot pain?

The feet serve as the foundation of the body. When pain is experienced, it’s therefore extremely important to identify early on what and where the issue is. The causes of foot pain vary greatly, including but not limited to diseases, deformities, improper footwear, and injuries pertaining to the foot region.

What are the signs and symptoms that accompany foot pain?

  • Swelling or inflammation
  • Redness or warmth
  • Tenderness to touch
  • Bruising
  • Limited movement or difficulty walking

Foot Pain FAQ

While often related to minor issues, foot pain can sometimes indicate more serious conditions like fractures, deep vein thrombosis, or diabetic neuropathy. Persistent or severe pain warrants medical evaluation.

Diagnosis may involve a physical exam, review of medical history, and imaging tests like X-rays, MRI, or CT scans to identify the underlying cause of pain.

Treatment varies based on the cause but can include physical therapy, medication for pain and inflammation, custom orthotics, lifestyle changes, and in some cases, surgery.

Yes, specific exercises designed to stretch and strengthen foot muscles can help relieve pain, improve flexibility, and prevent future issues. A healthcare provider or physical therapist can recommend appropriate exercises.

Yes, it’s common for foot pain to vary, often worsening with activity or at the end of the day due to increased stress and pressure on the feet.

For a proper diagnosis and recommended treatment plan, we suggest you consult with a podiatrist for professional help and care.