What is the pain in the bottom of my foot?

July 9th, 2016 by LOC Team

If you have a pain in the bottom of your foot then hopefully this article can help you find the cause of it. There are a lot of conditions that can cause pain in the bottom of your foot and so this article is just an overview of some of the most common causes.

Common causes of pain in the bottom of the foot.

Firstly, you have to have a think about where the pain in your foot is coming from. Is it from the arch, the heel or your toes? This will allow you to find the possible cause of the pain in the bottom of your foot. If the pain has got worse over time and has spread then have a think about the area that it started in, it is more than likely that this area is the cause of the pain.

The pain you have in the bottom of your foot may be what is known as arch pain. Arch pain occurs when there is a problem with one of the arches on your foot, that’s right, you have more than one. You actually have two, one that runs the length of your foot and another that spans the width of your foot. The causes of arch pain include; flat feet, direct trauma, stress fractures, arthritis and more. The symptoms can include; increased or decreased pain when stretching, tenderness on the bottom of your foot, increased pain when doing activity and a burning sensation in the centre of your arch. We recommend seeking medical advice from your local doctor if you feel you may have arch pain.

Another common pain in the bottom of your foot can be an embedded object. Things such as splinters can often be very hard to spot, especially in an area of the body like your foot where it is hard to get a good vantage point. Normally, splitters and other embedded objects can be taken out at home, however, you may have to ask someone for their assistance. If you can not get an embedded object out yourself at home, then seek medical attention from your local GP.

Foot cramps are yet another common cause of foot pain. They can occur very suddenly and are caused by the muscles in your foot spasming. The causes of foot cramps could be dietary, reduced circulation, fatigue, weakness or most commonly, dehydration. Drinking plenty of water can be a good start to identifying the cause of your foot cramps. If the pain goes away then that’s great news, if not, make an appointment with your GP to see what the next step is.

We hope this article has helped you identify the cause of the pain in the bottom of your foot. If you feel that the causes above do not suit your symptoms then please explore our website further. Alternatively, you can seek medical attention for the pain in your foot, if you feel that it is not something your local pharmacist can help you with.

If you found this article helpful then please share it with your friends and family to help them find the cause of their pain as well.

This information is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. All material provided on this Site is provided for information purposes only. Always seek the advice of a doctor with any questions you have regarding a medical condition, before applying any diet, exercise, other health program, or other procedure set out on this Site.

Contact Us

020 7186 1000


Or use this contact form to get in touch with our specialists

Please tick if you have insurance