Foot Pain: Causes, Diagnoses, Treatment, and Relief

People often underestimate how important their feet are until they can’t use them. Even a sedentary person takes, on average, 1,000-3,000 steps a day, which is a lot of reminders how troublesome foot pain can be!

There are many causes of foot pain, so an accurate diagnosis is essential to identifying proper treatment.

Here are some common diagnoses that we see in our office:

  • Seasmoiditis: Pain at the bottom of the big toe
  • Hallux Valgus: Big toe where it points away from midline
  • Hallux Rigidus: First toe pain felt on the bottom of the foot
  • Turf Toe Toe: Pain after the toe has been bent back
  • Metatarsalgia: Pain in the sole of the foot and on the bottom of the foot
  • Morton’s Neuroma: Pain on the sole of the foot, sometimes better when barefoot
  • Fat Pad Syndrome: Mid heel pain, worse when weight bearing
  • Plantar Fasciits: Heel pain radiating to the middle of the foot
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome: Numbness and tingling along the bottom of the foot
  • Ankle Sprains: Pain and swelling following a twisting injury
  • Pes Planus: Flat feet
  • Pes Cavus: High arch

The above conditions usually respond well to conservative care which may include exercise, stretching, manipulation, soft tissue manipulation, Graston Technique, and other interventions.

Unfortunately, these conditions can also result in other joints compensating for the pain and limited mobility, which can then cause knee pain, hip pain, and low back pain, depending on which part of your body is doing the compensating. Therefore, it is important to have your foot evaluated any time you experience knee pain, hip pain, or low back pain to determine if it may be at the root of the problem. Without proper evaluation, the issue may not be resolved.

Tell Us About Your Foot Pain

If you’re living with foot pain or would like to know more about Chiropractic pain relief, contact the Johnston Chiropractic clinic of Team Chiropractic and Rehabilitation by email or phone at 515-276-8326. We look forward to answering your questions and helping you to Work Hard. Play Harder. Expect More.