3 common causes of foot pain

May 25, 2021 by Alaa Hamdy0

3 common causes of foot pain

Feet bears your body weight, but many of us neglect them & don’t take care of them. Foot pain can limit your mobility; hence we should not ignore the pain of the feet, especially it may be caused by infections, fractures, sprains, or even nerve damage!

1. Pain in the ball of the foot:

The ball of the foot is the padded portion of the sole between the arch & toes. Pain may occur due to nerve or joint damage.

Treatment may include:

  • Taking steroid injections.
  • Wearing supportive pads to relieve pain.
  • In some cases, surgery is performed.

2. Plantar Fasciitis:

Severe pain in the heel especially when standing after rest characterizes plantar fasciitis, which is more common in women & people who are overweight or suffer from flat feet.

Treatment may include:

  • Rest
  • Applying ice packs
  • Taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Stretching

3. Achilles tendon injury:

The largest tendon in our bodies is Achilles tendon. Achilles tendinitis is a common condition that occurs due to tendon inflammation. Symptoms of the injury may include swelling, mild pain after workout & exercise that gradually get worse & stiffness that disappears after a warm-up of the tendon

Treatment may include:

  • Rest & massage
  • Taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Supportive devices
  • Stretching
  • Surgery


Although these were the most common causes of foot pain, there are many other causes; hence you should always consult a doctor for proper diagnose & the right treatment for you. Also, you can call us on 026330515 or 0555116072 to book a medical appointment with a podiatrist at Health & Style Medical Center.

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