Heel pain is a common problem that can affect the bottom, the side, or the back of the heel. Heel pain is usually caused by continual pressure or stress to the foot and can be extremely painful. This article examines types of heel pain, what treatments are available, and how heel pain can be prevented.
Warm Sensation in the Feet Caused Due to Restless Leg Syndrome: It can cause the warm sensation in the feet which makes the legs move especially at night. Inflammation: Athlete's foot is a type of fungal infection of the foot which leads to inflammation and causes warm sensation in the feet.
Ingrown toenails occur when the edges or corners of a nail grow into the skin next to it, causing tenderness, redness, and even bleeding. An ingrown toenail can be a result of cutting toenails incorrectly and ill-fitting footwear. You can treat your toe at home, but in extreme cases, surgery may be needed.
Diabetes can cause a condition called diabetic neuropathy, which is nerve-related pain in the foot. Arthritis and other joint diseases may affect your metatarsal joints. Severe calluses and skin lesions can press upon your metatarsals. Injury to your metatarsal bones, such as a stress fracture, worsens ball of foot pain.
Morton's neuroma is a swollen, inflamed nerve in the foot. Morton's neuroma causes a "burning" sharp pain on the bottom of the foot. Treatments for Morton's neuroma include resting the foot, better-fitting shoes, anti-inflammation medications, ice packs, and operation.
Foot Pain That's Anywhere or Everywhere. Neuropathy, or nerve damage in the feet, is most often caused by diabetes. The pain can be burning, stinging, or feel like electricity. It can happen anywhere in the feet. Ask your doctor about pain relief options and ways to prevent further worsening.
Photo Credit: Jupiterimages/Stockbyte/Getty Images Injury to the plantar fascia relates directly to stress to the area. Stress can be caused by overly strenuous running workouts, doing aerobics and playing strenuous sports, but other situations can irritate the fascia as well.
Skin on the feet or ankles can discolor for any number of reasons, ranging from staining from wet clothes or boots to serious medical conditions. Yet, if the discoloration isn’t immediately explainable by simple environmental factors, then it’s in your best interest to seek medical attention.
Tarsal tunnel syndrome is a compression, or squeezing, on the posterior tibial nerve that produces symptoms anywhere along the path of the nerve running from the inside of the ankle into the foot. Tarsal tunnel syndrome is similar to carpal tunnel syndrome, which occurs in the wrist.
Foot pain can occur in just about any part of your foot, from your toes to the back of your heel, on the top or bottom of one or both of your feet. Some foot pain is mild and temporary, while other foot pain is chronic and persistent throughout one’s lifetime.
Foot & Ankle Tendonitis. Foot and ankle tendonitis is a common cause of foot pain. It occurs when there is inflammation or irritation of the tendons, which is usually due to overuse from repetitive movements or stretching or an injury such as an ankle sprain. Foot and ankle tendonitis can affect any of the tendons in the foot.