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Common Causes of Foot Pain

Tuesday, 11 July 2023 00:00

Nearly everyone experiences foot pain at some point in life, and the number of causes is enormous. Foot pain may be caused simply by the way you walk, the way your feet are structured, or the shoes you wear. It can be a result of overuse in a sports-related activity or from landing wrong when you jump. Having either flat feet or high arches are other potential causes of foot pain. Corns on the feet, usually from friction with the inside of the shoes you wear, and calluses that result from other foot problems are common causes. A bone deformity, such as bunions or hammertoes, may affect your gait and cause pain in the joints of the toes and the ball of the foot. Wearing high heels or shoes with a narrow toe box can cause pain in the ball of the foot as a result of a shift in body weight. Overtraining, common among runners, can result in tears in ligaments, especially the plantar fascia on the bottom of the foot. If you are experiencing foot pain and are unsure of the cause, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist who can examine your feet, diagnose the cause, and suggest treatment options. 

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with Glenn Davison, DPM from Advanced Podiatry. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.


Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Corns
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Arthritis (such as Gout, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis)
  • Flat Feet
  • Injury (from stress fractures, broken toe, foot, ankle, Achilles tendon ruptures, and sprains)
  • And more


To figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.


Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Union, NJ and New York . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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