Or crammed your toes into narrow high heels and teetered around at a party until it feels like your arches will never go back to normal? Foot pain is alarmingly common: 77 percent of people say they have experienced significant foot pain, according to research by the American Podiatric Medical Association. They are the foundation of our health. And causes of foot pain can range from injury and inflammation to structural issues and maladaptations. Not all foot pain is serious, but you should never ignore any aches. Here, the eight most common causes of foot pain that every woman needs to know about.
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Fact is you may have more than one lump; there may actually be a cluster of lumps. This condition is known as plantar fibromatosis not to be confused with plantar fasciitis and in the vast, vast majority of cases these are benign bumps that occur on the bottom of the foot. Plantar fibromatosis is a disorder of unknown origin. It is basically a herniation of the plantar fascia through its outer covering known as the aponeurosis.
Tendonitis of the Foot and Ankle
One of the most common causes of foot or ankle pain is tendonitis. The muscles of the leg, foot, and ankle are anchored to the bone by tendons, which are strong, cord-like structures. Tendonitis is an inflammation surrounding a tendon. You will have pain with activity and it usually goes away with rest, only to return again. The most common types of foot and ankle tendonitis are Achilles tendonitis, posterior tibial tendonitis , peroneal tendinosis , flexor tendonitis, and extensor tendonitis.
Plantar fasciosis is pain originating from the dense band of tissue called the plantar fascia that extends from the bottom of the heel bone to the base of the toes ball of the foot. Pain, which is often worse when first bearing weight in the morning and after periods of rest, is felt at the bottom of the heel. Stretches, applying ice, changing footwear, wearing devices inside the shoe that cushion, support, and elevate the heel, and sometimes corticosteroid injections can help. See also Overview of Foot Problems.