The common causes of pain under foot

There are a lot of common causes for a pain in the underside of your foot. As a result of this, it is very likely that a large portion of us will experience pain under our foot in our lifetime. Due to there being so many common causes for this pain, it would be impossible for us to tell you about all of them in this article. Instead, we are going to tell you about some of the most common causes.

If you feel that you may have any of these common causes of pain under the foot then make an appointment with your GP or go down to your local pharmacists. You may be able to alleviate the pain and treat the cause without the need of going to see your GP. However, if the pain persists then do make an appointment with your GP, they will be able to recommend the best course of action to take or refer you to a specialist.

3 of the most common causes of pain under foot.

1. Strains and sprains.

These are the most common injury that can cause pain under your foot. They can affect your ligaments and also your muscles. They are most likely to occur as a direct result of falling, a change of direction or speed, colliding with a person or object or exercising. A strain means that some of your muscle fibres have been torn or stretched, while a sprain means one of your ligaments have been torn or stretched. As well as pain in the underside of your foot, strains and sprains can also cause bruising, swelling and tenderness.

2. Plantar Fasciitis.

Plantar fasciitis is the condition associated with the tough band of tissue that runs right under the sole of your foot known as the fascia. It mostly causes pain in your heel, this pain tends to develop slowly and is more prominent when getting up after a long period of rest. This condition commonly affects people aged between 40 and 60 who are overweight or on their feet a lot during the day.

3. Verrucas

Verrucas are a very common cause of pain under the foot. They are small growths that develop on the soles of the feet and can be very painful when you put your weight on them. Verrucas are very easy to identify, they look like white circles of skin that have black dots in the centre. Most of the time, verrucas will clear up on their own without the need of going to your GP. However, this can take some time so to speed up the process, we recommend buying some over-the-counter verruca gel, cream or plasters.

These are but a few of the most common causes of pain under your foot. If you think that you have one of these conditions then seek further advice by either going to your local pharmacist, or making an appointment with your local GP.

If you feel that these conditions do not suit your symptoms then please have a look at the other articles on our website. We have plenty of articles about the pain in your feet that may be of some help to you.

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