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- Foot pain facts
- How is the foot designed?
- What causes foot pain?
- What causes foot pain? (Continued)
- What other symptoms and signs may accompany foot pain?
- When should someone seek medical treatment for foot pain?
- How do health-care professionals diagnose foot pain?
- What is the treatment for foot pain?
- What is the treatment for foot pain? (Continued)
- What follow-up care is needed after foot pain is treated?
- Is it possible to prevent foot pain?
Plantar Fasciitis Symptoms and Signs
Plantar fasciitis causes pain and tenderness of the bottom of the foot. The tenderness is usually toward the heel, but the entire sole of the foot can be affected. A sign of abnormal tension or tightness that can lead to plantar fasciitis is a bony prominence (heel spur) that develops where the inflamed plantar fascia attaches to the heel bone (calcaneus).
Quick GuideCommon Causes of Foot Pain
Foot pain facts
- The foot is a complex anatomical structure that may be affected by disease within the body or the foot itself.
- The arches of foot are the primary structures that control the amount of ground force transmitted into the body.
- When pain due to foot pain interferes with your normal activities, you should seek medical advice.
- Treatment of foot pain will depend on the cause of the pain and may involve medication, strengthening, stretching, and possibly the use of and physical therapy. Continue Reading
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