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Foot Pain

Foot Pain Quick Overview

Patient Comments

Pain in the foot is common. There are many causes of foot pain. The most common causes of foot pain are overuse activities and injury to the foot.

What Are Causes of Foot Pain?

Common causes of foot pain include overuse injuries (from running or other activities) and direct injuries to the foot. Foot pain can be caused by plantar warts, blisters, bursitis, bunions, peripheral neuropathy, rheumatoid arthritis, peripheral vascular disease, tendinitis, tarsal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, osteomyelitis, cellulitis, corns, gout, calluses, pes planus, Achilles tendinitis, osteoarthritis, hammertoe, and broken bones or stress fracture.

What Are Risk Factors for Foot Pain?

Risk factors for foot pain include injury and family history of foot pain.

What Symptoms and Signs May Be Associated With Foot Pain?

Patient Comments

Foot pain can be associated with swelling, redness, warmth, and tenderness of the involved foot. Foot pain can lead to difficulty with sleeping and poor function in daily activities. There can be limping and disability.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/20/2016

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