Any part of the foot can be injured or overused. Some illnesses cause foot pain, as well. For example, arthritis is a common cause of foot pain.

Common causes of foot pain include:

  1. Achilles tendinitis
  2. Achilles tendon rupture
  3. Avulsion fracture
  4. Bone spurs
  5. Broken ankle
  6. Broken foot
  7. Broken toe
  8. Bunions
  9. Bursitis (A condition in which small sacs that cushion the bones, tendons and muscles near joints become inflamed.)
  10. Corns and calluses
  11. Diabetic neuropathy (Nerve damage caused by diabetes.)
  12. Flatfeet
  13. Gout
  14. Haglund's deformity
  15. Hammertoe and mallet toe
  16. Ingrown toenails
  17. Metatarsalgia
  18. Morton's neuroma
  19. Osteoarthritis (The most common type of arthritis.)
  20. Osteomyelitis
  21. Peripheral neuropathy
  22. Plantar fasciitis
  23. Plantar warts
  24. Psoriatic arthritis
  25. Retrocalcaneal bursitis
  26. Rheumatoid arthritis
  27. Stress fractures (Tiny cracks in a bone.)
  28. Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  29. Tendinitis (A condition that happens when swelling called inflammation affects a tendon.)

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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April 05, 2023