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Several Reasons to Have Foot Pain

The feet carry the weight of the body and are responsible for walking, running, and jumping. They can become damaged, and various types of foot pain may be experienced. There are several different causes of foot pain and discomfort, and one reason may be from wearing shoes that do not fit correctly. Athlete’s foot is a common condition that many people get. It is defined as a fungal infection of the skin, and the feet may begin to itch, especially between the toes. Bunions are considered to be a deformity and are noticeable by the hard lump that develops on the side of the big toe. It can be caused by wearing shoes that do not have enough room for the toes to move freely in. People who have diabetes may have different levels of foot pain which can be accompanied by a numbing and tingling sensation. If you have foot pain for any reason, it is strongly suggested that you consult with a podiatrist who can determine what the cause is and offer relief and treatment options.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with one of our podiatrists from New England Foot and Ankle. Our doctors will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.


Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Corns
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Arthritis (such as Gout, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis)
  • Flat Feet
  • Injury (from stress fractures, broken toe, foot, ankle, Achilles tendon ruptures, and sprains)
  • And more


To figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.


Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Chelmsford and Newburyport, MA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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