5 Reasons Your Feet Hurt So Much And What You Can Do About It

Do you know how much walking you do in a day? It’s second nature, something most of us don’t think twice about. But this simple task can become difficult if you are experiencing foot pain.

The good news is most foot pain is solvable. You just need to narrow down what is causing your foot pain and work to remedy it. Below are some common reasons your feet hurt and tips for alleviating the pain.

5 Reasons Your Feet Hurt (With Solutions)

1. Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a common foot problem that is caused by the inflammation of the band that runs along the bottom side of your foot. You are especially prone to plantar fasciitis if you are between the ages of 40 and 65.

Plantar Fasciitis is easily fixable with stretching, massaging, and proper footwear. If you struggle to find relief from your plantar fasciitis, don’t hesitate to contact a podiatrist for help.

2. Hammertoe

Hammertoe is a foot deformity that makes the toes bend unnaturally. This deformity is caused by the foot muscles not being properly balanced. Hammertoe is genetic, but not wearing proper footwear can also lead to the condition.

The best way to remedy hammertoe is by wearing the proper shoes. If this doesn’t solve the problem, you can also discuss undergoing surgery with your podiatrist, which will fix the problem permanently.

3. Flatfeet

Having flatfeet is primarily a genetic condition where you are born with feet that lack a proper arch. It is, however, also possible to get flatfoot after an injury later in life.

The only way to fix flatfeet is by speaking with your podiatrist about designing custom orthotics. Wearing proper shoes designed by a doctor will force your foot to walk correctly and alleviate the pain you are experiencing.

4. Bunions

Bunions are firm and painful bumps that can develop on the feet. They typically develop when an individual wears shoes that are too tight.

If you are experiencing bunions, wearing shoes that fit you properly is essential. You should also discuss some options for remedying the bunions you already have on your feet with a podiatrist.

5. Morton’s Neuroma

Morton’s Neuroma is a painful condition that can make it feel like a rock is always stuck in your shoe. This condition is caused by unnatural foot compression and is more commonly seen in women who frequently wear high heels. It can also happen to individuals who run or play tennis.

Morton’s Neuroma can usually be solved by purchasing the right shoes, but if the pain doesn’t alleviate with the proper footwear, see a podiatrist who can direct you to other types of care. Foot massages, custom orthotics, and sometimes cortisone shots may relieve the pain of Morton’s Neuroma.

Ready to Do Something About Your Foot Pain?

There is no reason to torture yourself by leaving your foot pain unresolved. No matter what type of foot pain you may be experiencing, visiting a podiatrist is essential. Contact us or book an appointment online! 

And if you believe a recent injury caused your foot pain, it’s important to call your podiatrist to discuss foot and ankle treatment options right away.