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Various Reasons to Have Foot Pain

The feet provide us with mobility, and enable people to participate in running, walking, and jumping activities. An individual person will walk 100,000 miles during the course of an average lifetime, and research has shown that many people spend approximately 80 percent of their waking hours on their feet. This being said, it is beneficial to keep the feet as healthy as possible in order to prevent unwanted foot conditions from developing. Some of these ailments can consist of hammertoe, foot cramps, ingrown toenails, or bunions. Many of these can be remedied by purchasing shoes that fit correctly, in addition to maintaining proper foot care. Diabetic patients may be prone to developing foot ulcers. This is defined as an infection that develops on the sole of the foot, and can happen from the inability to feel existing cuts. If you have foot pain, it is strongly suggested that you confer with a podiatrist who can determine what the cause is, and treat it effectively.

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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