Why do I get foot pain?

This is a very common question we get asked  on a daily basis. “Why do my feet hurt, I cant see anything but sometimes I can hardly walk?”

There are many causes of foot pain and this is dependent on foot shape or type, medical conditions, injury, occupation, sports and the biggest contributor to foot pain can be footwear combined with some or all of the above!

At an initial consultation with foot pain, we take a full history of the foot pain, when and how it started, what sports or activities do you take part in, what is your occupation, the style and type of sports footwear and type of day to day footwear you wear,  your daily activity rate and a full medical history including medication.

We examine your feet standing, walking and sitting and we check the mobility and position of joints and your foot type. We look for other problems you may have with ankles, knees, hips and back.

Once we have a diagnosis we discuss the problem and it s treatment and management, including onward referral if required.

Some examples of common causes of foot pain are:

Heel Pain including: Plantar Fasciitis, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Calcaneal Bursitis, Chronic Inflammation of the Heel Pad, Stress fracture, severs disease (in children) Achilles Tendinosis.

Forefoot Pain including: Mortons Neuroma, Stress fracture, Osteo- Arthritis, Hammer, Clawed and retracted toes, Bunions (Hallux Valgus, Taylors Bunion), Flat Feet, High Arches, Corns & Callous, Lack of Fatty Padding, Ingrowing Toe Nails, Plantar Fibroma, & Skin Conditions to name but a few.

If you are suffering from unexplained foot pain, why not make an appointment with Howlett & Dickinson Ltd on 0191 2843698, email: info@chiropodistsnewcastle.co.uk or online at www.chiropodistsnewcastle.co.uk and we will be happy to discuss your foot pain with you.