As the foundation for your lower body’s movement, the foot and its numerous bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles can be a source of significant joint pain.

Often associated with inappropriate footwear or poor alignment, pain in the foot is most commonly associated with trauma, such as a fracture; disease, such as osteoarthritis; deformities, such as bunions; or stress injuries.

If you are experiencing any of the following foot pain symptoms, it may be time to visit with a foot specialist.

  • Numbness in the foot
  • Pain in the heel, ball, or arch of the foot
  • Inability to perform daily activities without foot pain
  • Change in sensation or color of skin or toenail
  • Swelling or tenderness
  • If the afflicted area looks deformed or if you have lost function
  • A consultation with a foot doctor is the best way to differentiate between a severe foot condition and minor foot injury.


  • Trauma (All fractures and dislocations of the foot and toes)
  • Arthritis of the foot and toes
  • Bunions and Tailor’s bunions
  • Deformed toes and metatarsals
  • Heel pain/ Plantar fasciitis
  • Sports injuries
  • Bone spurs
  • Gout
  • Club foot
  • Calcaneal apophysitis/ Sever’s DiseaseIn-toeing and out-toeing
  • Tarsal coalitions
  • Neuromas and other nerve disorders
  • Flat feet
  • High arch feet
  • Tendon Ruptures
  • Tendonitis
  • Ligament injuries to the foot and toes
  • Charcot neuroarthropathy of the foot
  • Non-pediatric club foot
  • Soft tissue masses