Foot Pain When Walking
Are you suffering from excruciating foot pain? You are not alone. Foot pain is quite a common problem.
There can be several reasons why your feet might be in pain. The first possible reason is the medical condition termed as “plantar fasciitis”, which is a painful condition where your plantar fascia is swollen or inflamed.
For the uninitiated, the plantar fascia is a thick group or collection of tissues that cover the lowermost part of your feet. Normally, when you have this particular condition it leads to a stabbing pain in the heel, as well as a lingering discomfort with the very first step that you would take in the morning. You may also feel the same when you are standing up after having sat for an extended period of time.
Calluses: Calluses can be described as a thick layer of skin that forms as a result of friction. The bottom of your foot is particularly vulnerable to callus formation. They appear to be thick covers of skin and have a somewhat yellowish tint. They can either be hard or flaky. If they are pretty thick, they can cause you discomfort when you walk and step on them. The good thing is that you can solve the problem by yourself.
Metatarsalgia: Metatarsalgia is a particularly painful type of inflammation, which arises from activities that involve constant leg movements, like jumping or running. It may result from the use of shoes that do not fit you well. A foot deformity may also cause or exacerbate metatarsalgia. There are several symptoms of this condition. You will suffer from the throbbing ache that can be burning, aching, or sharp. The pain would get worse when you walk, flex your foot, or even stand. It would feel like having a pebble in your shoe.
Morton’s neuroma: A Morton’s Neuroma causes the tissues that surround a nerve in the ball of your feet to become thick. This nerve is normally the one that extends to your toes. The condition usually arises between the fourth and the third toes and can cause a sharp pain or sensation of walking on a pebble. It results such things as nerve irritation, trauma, or pressure.
Tendinitis: Tendinitis occurs when your tendons get irritated or inflamed. Tendons are fibrous and look like “thick cords” that link bones and muscles. The signs of this condition would depend on the tendon that has been affected. The most common symptoms are a feeling of stiffness and aching that becomes worse when you keep moving. There are many kinds of tendinitis that can cause aches in your feet. The three commonest are Achilles tendinitis, peroneal tendinitis, and extensor tendinitis. In the first kind, the stiffness and pain occur along your Achilles tendon, as well as the back of your heel.