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Causes of Pain on the Bottom of the Foot

Pain on the bottom of the foot can arise from various conditions, impacting daily activities and overall well-being. Plantar fasciitis is characterized by inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue connecting the heel to the toes. This condition often results in stabbing pain near the heel, especially in the morning. Another cause is metatarsalgia, where the ball of the foot becomes inflamed, leading to pain and discomfort during walking or running. Neuromas, particularly Morton’s neuroma, involve nerve inflammation between the toes, causing sharp, burning pain. Flat feet or fallen arches can lead to overpronation, straining the foot muscles and ligaments. Overuse injuries from excessive physical activity, wearing improper footwear, and obesity also contribute to bottom of the foot pain. Conditions like arthritis or diabetic neuropathy can worsen discomfort. Identifying the specific cause of foot pain is vital for effective treatment and maintaining foot health, ensuring mobility and comfort. If you have pain in this part of your foot, it is strongly suggested that you consult a podiatrist who can determine the cause and offer appropriate treatment solutions.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with Priyanka Mude, DPM from North Canton Podiatry. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.


Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Corns
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Arthritis (such as Gout, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis)
  • Flat Feet
  • Injury (from stress fractures, broken toe, foot, ankle, Achilles tendon ruptures, and sprains)
  • And more


To figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.


Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in North Canton, Ohio . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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