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Do Your Feet Hurt and You Don't Know Why?

someone holding their foot like it hurts

It’s easy to put a lot of wear and tear on your feet in the course of an ordinary day. You might be on your feet for many hours at work or school, for example. But sometimes people have sore feet and they are not sure what the cause is. Whether you are sedentary for the most part or are quite athletic, feet can become painful for a variety of reasons.


Read on for insight into why your feet might hurt and what you can start doing to remedy the situation.


A bump (or lump) on the side of your big toe can while cause pressure on the second toe while wearing shoes (especially if they are tight). This puts the bones of your feet out of alignment. Contact our office about treatment options.


Stress Fracture

If you work out frequently or are otherwise athletic, you may have developed a stress fracture. This is when your bone becomes bruised or gets a small crack. From the football field to the ballet stage, it’s a common injury people get in their feet.


Ill-fitting Shoes

Perhaps you have bought some shoes because they looked great in the store or online, only to find they don’t really fit. Never wear shoes that are too tight. You can get blisters and wind up with feet that constantly ache.


Ingrown Toenail

When people forget to keep up with trimming their toenails, there’s a chance that a corner of the nail can grow into the skin. It’s a common problem that affects as m any as two out of every ten individuals, as noted by Parade.


Going Barefoot

sore feetIf you are the type of person who enjoys going barefoot a lot of the time, you might want to reconsider your position on footwear.

That’s because walking on the bare fat pads of your feet can make this protective cushion atrophy. Opt for comfortable slippers and don’t walk around barefoot so much, going forward.


Avoiding aching feet is one benefit when you stop going barefoot. Another benefit is that you no longer run the risk of stepping on something sharp, such as a piece of broken glass on the sidewalk or park, or even a plastic toy left on the carpet in your home.



An inflamed tendon in your ankle or foot will cause foot pain. People who are overweight are more prone to this kind of injury. Growing older can lead to tendonitis too.


Plantar Fasciitis

When the tissue called plantar fascia grows inflamed, it an feel like you have stepped on a knife. Stretching and icing your feet can help relieve inflammation. You may need to see a foot specialist to be fitted for orthotics.


If the reasons listed above don’t shed much light on why your feet hurt, it’s a good idea to come in for evaluation from an experienced specialist.


Sweeney Foot & Ankle Specialists

In Need of Relief for Your Aching Feet? At Sweeney Foot and Ankle Specialists, we have an excellent reputation for our expertise. We will get to the bottom of why you are experiencing pain in your foot or feet, and then come up with a customized treatment plan.


For more information or to set an appointment, please contact us today.