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Causes of Foot Pain

Foot pain is a common problem that affects people all across the globe. There are many different types of foot pain that develop for various reasons. Pain between the third and fourth toes may indicate Morton’s neuroma. Morton's neuroma is a burning pain that occurs due to a compressed or irritated nerve. Having heel pain may be a sign of plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is the band of tissue that connects the heel to the toes and is found along the bottom of the foot. Itchy feet can be a symptom of athlete’s foot and can come from walking barefoot in public swimming pools, locker rooms, and similar areas. An Achilles tendon injury can cause debilitating pain from increasing speed and distance too quickly while running. If you have foot pain, it is strongly suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist who can diagnose your condition and offer the correct treatment methods.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with one of our podiatrists from Palm Beach Foot & 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 our offices located in Boynton Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, and West Palm Beach, FL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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