If you are experiencing pain in your feet, you are probably looking for a solution. Foot pain can often inhibit walking or make walking extremely difficult. Before you can solve your pain, you should understand the common causes of painful feet. This will allow you to understand what is causing your pain and how it occurred.
1. Plantar Issues or Heel Pain
Plantar Fasciitis occurs when the band of tissue running under your heel and into the arch of your foot becomes inflamed and looses its elasticity. This type of heel pain is often grouped with sports injuries because it is the result of frequent movements like running and athletic activities. However, this can also occur in individuals who are overweight. Extra body weight puts additional stress on the heel and causes the condition to develop just like it would in athletes.
Plantar Warts are skin sores that occur as a result of the human papilloma virus or HPV – a common viral infection of the superficial layer of skin. Sometimes these types of skin warts can resolve themselves. However, in some cases the plantar warts can become painful and require medical attention.
2. Ingrown Toenails
Ingrown toenails develop from toenails growing into the skin of the toe. Often, this condition is caused by ill fitting or tight shoes. This is a particular concern for those with diabetes. If left untreated this condition could further develop into a more serious infection. Diabetic foot care is recommended to alleviate or prevent this issue.
3. Nerve Trauma
If you have a radiating pain in your feet, you might have a neuropathy issue. Individuals who tend to do strenuous activities like running or other sports on hard surfaces could face a case of nerve trauma. Even those who simply walk on hard surfaces might run into this issue. If you commonly walk or workout on hard surfaces, you should fit your feet with the proper athletic shoe. If possible avoid wearing high heels too often, this could also lead to or contribute to nerve trauma in your feet.