Reasons You Have Pain on the Bottom of Your Foot
Dealing with your body’s aches and pains is always the worst, especially if it’s in a place like your feet. Even if your foot is seemingly simple, your foot is a complex system that can have a variety of issues, depending on these systems. Here are some reasons why.
Causes of Foot Pain
The causes of foot pain are incredibly varied; they can range from diseases to deformities to injuries to everything in between. Infections and bacteria cause things like plantar warts and athlete’s foot can cause incredible discomfort, while ingrown toenails and even diabetes can leave you more susceptible to infectious agents.
Diseases like gout or rheumatoid arthritis are another cause thanks to joint inflammation and even changes in foot alignment that can lead to deformities. Consequently, these deformities include bone spurs and bunions, which can only increase pain in the foot.
Trauma can also compound issues, leading to inflammation and things like rupturing your Achilles’ heel, which can be incredibly painful. Even wearing too tight shoes or high heels can cause pain and bruising or even lead to foot deformities, depending on ill-fitting shoes.
Signs of Pain
Although foot pain can come with very visible signs like bruising, swelling, or redness, sometimes these aren’t always visible. It can take the form of numbness or shooting pains as well. If you’re suffering from foot pain, whether sudden or gradual, ask yourself the following questions:
- Does it hurt when you move the affected area?
- Does the pain react with weight-bearing?
- Does your walking change because of pain?
Pain on the bottom of the foot usually indicates plantar fascia strains, while rubbing or burning sensations on the surface of the foot are signs of blistering; the same sensations between the toes is a potential indication of an infection or athlete’s foot.
If foot pain starts interfering with your daily activities, or if it lingers despite a few days of rest and applications of ice and pain relievers, it’s a good idea to see a doctor. They’ll be able to analyze the area, determine the causes, and come up with the best treatment plan possible. It’s highly recommended to not simply “push through” any pain, as this can worsen the condition and potentially have follow-on effects in other areas of the body.
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