It is fair to say that we have all had and experienced some kind of pain in our feet at one time or another. If you have ever had a blister or a splinter in your foot then you know that it can be very painful and as our feet are very much our bodies main form of transportation, it is necessary to get the correct treatment as quickly as possible.
The pain in the foot that we are going to discuss in the article can be caused by many different conditions. This pain could be felt on any part of your foot and can affect our bones, nerves, skin, soft tissue and blood vessels.
The pain can be a direct result of an injury on your foot, however, it can also be caused by an injury to your ankle, spine or lower extremities. Due to this, the most common causes of pain in the foot (which you can find below) is quite a long list.
The most common causes of pain in your foot
There are a lot of causes to the pain in your foot. It can be difficult to identify the cause of your pain but hopefully the list below can help you find the cause of your foot pain.
The most common causes of pain in your foot are:
- Ingrowing Toenails
- Embedded Objects
- Cracked Or Broken Bones
- Diabetic Foot Problems
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles Tendons Injuries
- Morton’s Neuroma
As I am sure you are aware, some of these conditions can be treated without the need of going to your GP. You can get the treatments that you need at your local pharmacist. However, if you do think that you may have one of the more serious conditions then make an appointment with your GP.
If you have diabetes and you are experiencing foot pain and there is no sign of one of the common causes like a blister or an embedded object, make an appointment with your GP. It might not be anything serious however, it is always best to be on the safe side.
What should you do
If you have one of the minor causes of pain in your foot from above then you can seek treatment options in your local pharmacists. They will be able to recommend the best treatment for the condition and it may well heal by itself without the need of going to your GP. If the condition continues to cause problems for a few months then you may need to seek medical advice.
If you think that you may have one of the more serious conditions on the list above then the best thing you can do is make an appointment with your local GP. They will be able to see the underlying cause to your problem and then recommend the best course of action to take.
We hope that this article has helped you understand the pain in your foot, if it did, then please share it with your friends and help them find the cause of their foot pain as well. You can also explore the articles on our website further to find out more about common causes of foot pain.