Common causes of foot pain include fracture, bunions, blisters, plantar warts, plantar fasciitis, gout, osteoarthritis, and peripheral neuropathy, among others. Associated symptoms and signs may include swelling, redness, and tenderness. Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Home remedies include resting and icing the foot, using orthotics, and applying Band-Aids.
Bunions are bony deformities at the base of the big (hallux valgus deformity) or little toe (tailor's bunion). A bunion may be caused by hereditary factors, ballet dancing, and pointy high-heeled shoes that put pressure on the base of the big toe. Symptoms and signs include swelling, pain, tenderness, inflammation, numbness, or tingling. Treatment may involve cold applications, anti-inflammatories, a change of footwear, a cortisone injection, or a bunionectomy.