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Why Do I Have Foot Pain?

Tuesday, 30 May 2023 00:00

The muscles in the feet can become overworked. This may result in foot pain, and it can happen from repetitive body movement. Foot pain may also occur from wearing shoes that do not fit correctly or standing on hard or uneven surfaces for most of the day. People who are overweight may also experience foot pain from the extra weight the feet must endure. Additionally, existing foot conditions such as flat feet, bunions, or hammertoe may cause foot pain, and many patients seek relief from a podiatrist. It is beneficial to wear shoes that are made with quality materials, in addition to having good arch support and shock absorbers. Many people enjoy having regular foot massages performed to help reduce aches and foot pain. If you have foot pain for any reason, it is strongly suggested you are under the care of a podiatrist who can diagnose the cause and offer treatment solutions that are right for you.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with Deborah Holte, DPM from Northeast Missouri Foot Clinic. Our doctor 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 office located in Kirksville, MO . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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