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

Our feet are critical elements of our bodies. They bear our weight when we are standing and help us to get where we need to go. Because of this, they’re frequently in pain. Foot pain refers to any pain or discomfort in the toes, heels, arches, soles, or... Read more

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

1

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common orthopedic complaints. Plantar fascia ligaments experience much wear and tear in daily life. Normally, these ligaments support the foot arch, connecting the heel to the fron...

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2

Sprains & Strains

Sprain refers to damage or tearing of ligaments or a joint capsule. Strain refers to damage or tearing of a muscle.

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3

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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4

Arthritis

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

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5

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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6

Tendinitis

Tendonitis causes acute pain that makes it difficult to move the affected joint. Learn about treatments.

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7

Fracture

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

A fracture is a broken bone that typically occurs when a bone is impacted by more force or pressure than it can support. In an open fracture, the ends of the broken bone tear the skin.

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Sciatica

The sciatic nerve begins at the spinal cord, stretching through the hips and buttocks, and down each leg. When this nerve is irritated, you will experience sciatica, a painful, weak, or numb sensation in these areas.

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9

Standing Your Ground with Flat Feet (Pes Planus)

If you have flat feet, you don't have a normal arch when standing. Read about symptoms and causes.

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10

Bunions

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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11

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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12

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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13

Bursitis

Bursitis is an inflammation of the bursae, the fluid-filled sacs that help reduce friction where tendons, skin, and muscle tissues meet bones. Inflammation can cause discomfort and limit range of motion.

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14

Rheumatoid Arthritis Overview

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease, a disease in which the immune system mistakes the body's own cells for invaders. In RA, the immune system attacks the synovia, the membranes lining the joints.

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15

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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16

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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17

Buerger’s Disease

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

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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