Foot pain causes
Causes of foot pain
- Being on your feet for long periods of time
- Being overweight
- Wearing shoes that fit poorly or do not have much cushioning
- Having flat feet (fallen arches)
- Walking or doing other sports activities too much
- Getting an injury, such as a broken bone, sprain, or stress fracture
- Having plantar warts
- Having foot problems such as bunions, calluses and corns, or hammer toes
- Having conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, nerve problems, circulation problems, or gout that may cause problems with the feet
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