Pain in The Foot

If you look up “Pain in Foot” anywhere, you will see that there are many reasons why it occurs and that pain comes in various forms.  The most common problems are as follows:

Ball of foot pain (Metatarsalgia)

This can be a debilitating condition, varying in pain level from a mild discomfort to severe chronic pain.

Heel pain (Plantar Fasciitis)

This is a very common problem amongst people who walk on hard floors, spend extended hours standing, wear thin soled shoes and are flat footed. Foot accessories such as heel cups and arch supports are of great benefit. See information relating to Plantar Fasciitis here.

Top of the foot pain/toe pain, nerve pain (Morton’s Neuroma)

Sometimes difficult to assess as this kind of discomfort or pain can be attributed to a number of factors, such as biomechanical, diabetes, injury or incorrect footwear.

Arch pain (Flat feet ie Pes Planus)

Pain on the inner side of the foot is usually caused by having flat feet, congenitally (present at birth) or from wear and tear and ageing for example.

Back of the ankle pain (Achilles Tendonitis)

This is more often than not a biomechanical problem or other words with the engineering of the foot and is regularly a result of having flat feet. An  increase in exercise, commonly seen in runners will also put a strain on the Achilles tendon.