Foot Pain: Causes, Home Remedies, and Prevention
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What causes foot pain? 17 possible conditions

Your feet bear weight when you’re standing and help you get where you need to go. Because of this, foot pain is common. Foot pain refers to any pain or discomfort in one or more parts of the foot.  Read more

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.


Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis occurs when too much pressure on your feet damages the plantar fascia ligament, causing pain and stiffness.

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Sprains & Strains

Sprains and strains are injuries to the body, often resulting from physical activity. These injuries are common and can range from minor to severe, depending on the incident. Most don't require medical attention.

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Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails occur when the edges or corners of the nail grow into the skin next to it, causing tenderness, redness, and even bleeding.

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There are more than 100 different types of arthritis. Learn the basics and how your doctor might treat it.

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What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder characterized by widespread, unexplained pain in tender points in muscles and joints, including the head, neck, and sides of hips.

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Tendons are thick cords that join your muscles to your bones. When these tendons become irritated or inflamed, it is called tendinitis. This condition causes acute pain and tenderness, making it difficult to move th...

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This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

A fracture is a broken bone. Learn about the risk factors, symptoms, and treatments for different types of fracture.

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Your sciatic nerve begins at your spinal cord, runs through your hips and buttocks, and then branches down each leg. This nerve is your body's longest nerve and one of the most important ones. It has a direct effect o...

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Standing Your Ground with Flat Feet (Pes Planus)

If you have flat feet, your feet don't have a normal arch when you're standing. This can cause pain when you do extensive physical activity.

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A bunion appears as a bump on your big toe. This bump is actually an abnormality of the foot bones. Your big toe leans instead of being straight.

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Gout Overview

Gout is a type of arthritis caused by too much uric acid in the blood. When the concentration of uric acid gets too high, sharp urate crystals form and collect in the joints, causing swelling and intense pain.

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Hammer Toe

A hammer toe is a deformity that causes your toe to bend or curl downward instead of pointing forward. This deformity can affect any toe on your foot.

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Bursae are fluid-filled sacs found about your joints. They surround the areas where tendons, skin, and muscle tissues meet bones. The lubrication they add helps reduce friction during movement.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Overview

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease. It causes joint problems. In autoimmune diseases, the immune system mistakes the body's own cells for invaders.

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Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is the most common type of arthritis in children. Learn about juvenile rheumatoid arthritis symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

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Toxic Synovitis

Toxic synovitis is a temporary inflammation of the hip joint that cause hip pain or a limp in children.

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Buerger’s Disease

Buerger's disease, or thromboangiitis obliterans, causes blockages in the blood vessels of your feet and hands.

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