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
  4. Bone spurs
  5. Broken foot
  6. Broken toe
  7. Bunions
  8. Bursitis (joint inflammation)
  9. Corns and calluses
  10. Diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage caused by diabetes)
  11. Flatfeet
  12. Gout (arthritis related to excess uric acid)
  13. Haglund's deformity
  14. Hammertoe and mallet toe
  15. High heels or poorly fitting shoes
  16. Ingrown toenails
  17. Metatarsalgia
  18. Morton's neuroma
  19. Osteoarthritis (disease causing the breakdown of joints)
  20. Osteomyelitis (a bone infection)
  21. Paget's disease of bone
  22. Peripheral neuropathy
  23. Plantar fasciitis
  24. Plantar warts
  25. Psoriatic arthritis
  26. Raynaud's disease
  27. Reactive arthritis
  28. Retrocalcaneal bursitis
  29. Rheumatoid arthritis (inflammatory joint disease)
  30. Septic arthritis
  31. Stress fractures
  32. Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  33. Tendinitis
  34. Tumors

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

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March 13, 2021