Injury, overuse, or conditions causing inflammation involving any of the bones, ligaments or tendons in the foot can cause foot pain. Arthritis is a common cause of foot pain. Injury to the nerves of the feet may result in intense burning pain, numbness or tingling (peripheral neuropathy).

Some common causes of foot pain include:

  1. Achilles tendinitis
  2. Achilles tendon rupture
  3. Avulsion fracture: How is it treated?
  4. Bone spurs
  5. Broken ankle/broken foot
  6. Broken toe
  7. Bunions
  8. Bursitis
  9. Complex regional pain syndrome
  10. Corns and calluses
  11. Diabetic neuropathy
  12. Flatfeet
  13. Gout
  14. Hammertoe and mallet toe
  15. High heels or poorly fitting shoes
  16. Ingrown toenails
  17. Metatarsalgia
  18. Morton's neuroma
  19. Osteoarthritis
  20. Osteomyelitis
  21. Paget's disease of bone
  22. Peripheral neuropathy
  23. Plantar fasciitis
  24. Plantar warts
  25. Rheumatoid arthritis
  26. Septic arthritis
  27. Stress fractures
  28. Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  29. Tendinitis
  30. Tumors

Causes shown here are commonly associated with this symptom. Work with your doctor or other health care professional for an accurate diagnosis.

Mar. 13, 2013