Foot pain is a common complaint amongst millions of people every year and the causes of this pain are many and varied. In order to establish the best form of treatment for foot pain, it is important to understand the cause to avoid delaying the recovery time and causing the pain to become a recurring issue.
Most incidents of foot pain come and go fairly quickly with little or no need to seek medical advice, but when foot pain persists for a period of two weeks or more, it might be a sign that something more serious is afoot, and so extra intervention, assessment, and treatment might be necessary.
In mild cases of foot pain, simply wearing awkward shoes or having been on your feet all day could well be the cause. In these cases, finding more comfortably fitting shoes and allowing for a period of rest is the best plan of action. If you suspect the pain to be caused by something more serious, here are 8 causes to consider.
1. Achilles tendinitis
Tendinitis occurs as a result of the overuse of the tendons in a particular part of the body. Achilles tendinitis, unsurprisingly, refers to the overuse and injury of the tendons in the Achilles, otherwise known as the Achilles tendon.
Whilst this is something that is commonly experienced by professional athletes, non-athletes and virtually anyone anywhere can be affected by this cause of foot pain. Athletes who train all of the time may find that tendonitis blights them due to the persistent and fairly rigorous use of the muscles.
Long-distance runners can be affected due to the repetitive thud of the feet against the ground, and high jumpers can be affected due to the intense push off that they have to master. For people who don’t regularly participate in athletics or sports though, ill-fitting shoes or regularly wearing stilettos can cause Achilles tendonitis to occur and foot pain to become a problem.