Most common types of foot pain

The most common foot problem is heel pain; millions of people around the world suffer from heel pain each year. Fortunately, in most cases there's a simple and inexpensive solution to heel pain, as well as most other types of foot pain.

Callous and Corns

Callous and corns result from constant rubbing and friction on the foot.

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Heel Pain

The most common cause of heel pain is Plantar Fa+sciitis, which consists in the inflammation of the Plantar Fascia.

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Aching Feet

All of us have experienced tired and aching feet at one point or another, especially after long periods of shopping, walking or standing.

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Ball of Foot Pain

Pain under the ball of the foot (Metatarsalgia) is a common complaint with women wearing high-heeled shoes.

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Knee Pain

This type of condition presents itself as a sharp pain in the knee and a grinding sensation, especially when getting up or walking up stairs.

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Arch Pain

Foot arch pain is a common type of foot pain. Its symptoms include pain when getting up in the morning.

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Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain presents itself as a dull backache and tiredness in the lower back, especially after standing for prolonged periods.

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Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles Tendonitis (Tendinopathy) is a condition that involves the inflammation of the Achilles tendon.

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Shin Pain / Shin Splints

The term "Shin Splints" refers to a painful condition in the shin, involving inflammation that occurs either in the front or inside section of the shin bone.

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Flat feet / Fallen arches (over-pronation)

Most people (approx. 60-70% of the population) suffer from excessive pronation due to flat feet when walking, running and standing.

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A bunion is a growth resulting from an enlargement of the joint at the side of the big toe.

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Foot Pain Symptoms, Causes and Solutions

Foot pain is very common; about 70% of people will suffer foot pain at some time in their lives. With every step we take, a force of 2-3 times our body weight is placed on our feet. Considering that during a typical day we take 8,000-10,000 steps, it comes as no surprise that at some time in our lives we will all suffer from some type of foot pain.

The foot is a complex structure of 26 bones and 33 joints, layered with an intertwining web of more than 120 muscles, ligaments, and nerves. This website provides you with detailed information regarding the most common types of foot pain, how it occurs, and what you can do to alleviate foot pain.