Pain, soreness, or cramping in the toes, feet, or ankles
Your feet might hurt because you have been wearing shoes
that are too tight, lack support, or have high heels. Or maybe you just have
not had a chance to sit down all day. Wearing good footwear and taking a break
might be all you need to do to relieve your foot pain.
possible causes of toe, foot, and ankle pain include:
Obvious injury. See the topic Toe, Foot, and
Ankle Injuries in Related Information.
Overuse. Injuries from
overuse are not always obvious. These types of injuries occur when too much
stress is repeatedly placed on your foot or ankle. Examples of overuse injuries
Achilles tendinitis or tendinosis (tendinopathy),
plantar fasciitis, and
Cramps often occur in the calf and foot during exercise or while a person lies
in bed at night. The muscle may remain sore for hours after the hard, tense
cramp has stopped.
Infection, which may follow a skin injury
(sores) or rash (stasis dermatitis) or may develop from a medical condition
corns, or blisters.
Inflammation, such as
Toe deformities, such as
hammer toes, mallet toes, or claw toes.