Causes of Foot Pain

Foot pain has a variety of causes. All of the different parts of the foot may have pain.

Local Foot Pain: Foot pain needs to be separated into the particular types of food pain, such as:

  • Toe pain (e.g. big toe pain)
  • Heel pain
  • Foot arch pain
  • Sole pain
  • Ball of the Foot pain

Nearby Regional Pain: And there are nearby areas that can have pain, such as:

Foot Injury: Various types of foot injury or physical disorders can cause foot pain, such as:

Minor Foot Disorders: Various minor foot ailments can cause foot pain:

Foot Inflammations: Various inflammatory disorders of the foot can cause foot pain, such as:

Foot Vascular Disorders: Various disorders of the blood vessels or the circulatory system of the foot can cause foot pain:

Foot Nerve Disorders: Various foot disorders can cause foot pain, or pain-like sensations of the foot such as foot tingling or foot paresthesias:

See also: Foot Tingling, Tingling Toes.

Toe Disorders: Disorders of the toes can cause toe pain, such as:

  • Toe fracture
  • Toe injury
  • Hammer toe
  • Metatarsalalgia (toe bone pain)
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Paronychia (toenail infections)
  • Hallux rigidus (rigid big toe)
  • Bunion (Hallux valgus)
  • Gout (typically big toe pain)

Sole Disorders: Pain in the sole of the foot has various causes:

  • Plantar wart
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Plantar neuralgia

Other Disease Causes: Various other causes of foot pain include:

  • Foot surgery complication

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