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An Overview of Common Causes of Foot Pain

Tuesday, 06 July 2021 00:00

Foot pain can occur in your heels, arches, toes, or soles, and may range from mild to severe. Generally speaking, foot pain is caused by a medical condition, injury, or lifestyle factors. Medical conditions that can lead to foot pain include arthritis, diabetes, gout, neuropathy, and peripheral vascular disease. Foot pain is often caused by injuries while playing sports, participating in physical fitness programs, or accidents. Lifestyle choices that can add to the pressure and stress your feet endure include wearing the wrong shoes. High heels, shoes that don’t fit properly, or those that fail to provide proper support during physical activities can all cause painful foot conditions. Carrying extra weight in your body can put a tremendous amount of undue pressure and strain on your feet, while wearing down fat pads and connective tissue. If you have any pain in your feet, consult with a podiatrist to determine the cause and to receive the treatment you need.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with Deepa Bhatt-Montoya, DPM from Chicago Podiatric Surgeons. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.


Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Corns
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Arthritis (such as Gout, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis)
  • Flat Feet
  • Injury (from stress fractures, broken toe, foot, ankle, Achilles tendon ruptures, and sprains)
  • And more


To figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.


Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Chicago and Tinley Park, IL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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