There are many potential causes of foot pain, and it can be difficult to pinpoint the specific source of your discomfort. However, there are some common causes of foot pain that our team at Colony Ortho Rx often sees. These include overuse injuries, arthritis, bunions, neuromas, and stress fractures.
Overuse injuries are a common cause of foot pain, especially for athletes or people who are on their feet all day. When the muscles and tendons in your feet are constantly being used, they can become overloaded and lead to pain. Arthritis is another common cause of foot pain. This degenerative joint condition can cause stiffness, swelling, and pain in the joints of the feet.
Bunions are another possible source of foot pain. A bunion is a deformity of the big toe joint that can cause the big toe to point inward toward the other toes. This can lead to irritation, inflammation, and pain in the joint. Neuromas are another type of condition that can cause foot pain. A neuroma is a growth of nerve tissue that can develop in between the bones in your feet. This can lead to numbness, tingling, and pain in the affected area.
Finally, stress fractures are another potential cause of foot pain. Stress fractures occur when there is too much force placed on a particular bone in your feet. This can happen if you overdo it when exercising or if you wear shoes that don’t fit properly.