Musculoskeletal (MSK) causes of foot pain:
There are many reasons why people develop pain in their feet. Often pain may be caused by a more superficial problem in the layers of the skin, like a corn or a verruca; however, sometimes it can occur because of an internal condition effecting the structures inside of the foot. These may include the following:
- Morton’s neuroma (sharp, burning pain in the front of the foot, with pins and needles into the toes)
- Stress fracture (sudden, sharp pain in the region of the metatarsal bones)
- Plantar plate tear (pain under the front of the foot)
- Bursitis (pain under the ball of the foot)
- Heel pain (heel spur)
- Tarsal coalition (pain over the top of the foot and under the ankle)
- Cuboid dysfunction (pain on the outside of the foot)
- Hallux limitus (pain/ stiffness of the big toe)
- Plantar fasciitis (Pain on the inside of the heel)
- Fat pad atrophy (Pain under the ball of the foot)
- Osteoarthritis (Pain over the top of the midfoot)
Please note that this is only a brief list of some of the possible causes of foot pain. The signs and symptoms will also often vary from person to person. This is why it is important to have your feet examined by a podiatrist who can carry out a thorough musculoskeletal assessment to deferentially diagnose the cause of the pain.
Some of the common causes of ankle pain are:
- Inversion sprain, which occurs when someone looses their balance and turns over on the outside of the ankle. This results in an injury to the ligaments that support the ankle joint.
- Achilles tendon strain. Pain at the back of the ankle and foot.
- Osteoarthritis in the ankle joint, which is caused by excessive ‘wear and tear’ of the cartilage within the ankle joint. Pain tends to be diffuse, around the front of the ankle and over the top of the foot.
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