Morton's Neuroma presents symptoms of pain and numbness in the toes, and it occurs when the nerve between the third and fourth metatarsal bones are continuously or repeatedly compressed. Occupational hazards and your foot structure can be contributing causes. Once again, footwear is often the culprit. This is a very painful condition, and walking with the pain can aggravate the situation. Removing the shoes and rubbing the affected area may provide temporary relief, but this is not a permanent solution. In most cases, orthotic devices can provide relief. However, in more severe cases, the professional care of a podiatrist is recommended to overcome this problem.
Clawfoot and Abnormally High Arches. Clawfoot, or pes cavus, is a deformity of the foot marked by very high arches and very long toes. Clawfoot is a hereditary condition, but it can also occur when muscles in the foot contract or become unbalanced due to nerve or muscle disorders. An overly high arch (hollow foot), in general, can cause problems. Army studies have found that recruits with the highest arches have the most lower-limb injuries and that flat-footed recruits have the least. Contrary to the general impression, the hollow foot is much more common than the flat foot.
Most (young) women like to look stylish and wear a shoe with a medium to high heel. The problem with high heels is that your bodyweight is not evenly distributed across the underside of the foot, but rather 80% of your weight pushes down on only one area of the foot, the forefoot area. i.e. the balls of your feet. This is totally unnatural and before long the entire forefoot structure collapses, leading to constant pressure and friction in the ball of the foot. The body reacts and builds up thick layers of callous in this area which in turn leads to a burning sensation under the foot.
If the foot pain is caused by plantar fasciitis, it may respond to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, daily application of ice to the heel, and use of orthotics to better support the heel and arch. Although calf stretching exercises are often recommended, there's little evidence that they actually help. Injection Footpain of corticosteroids into the heel may give some temporary relief, but can lead to complications such as rupture of the plantar fascia. A newer treatment called extracorporeal shock wave therapy that uses sound waves has been approved for treatment of plantar fasciitis, but is usually reserved for resistant cases.
Usually heel pain occurs due to extreme sprain or in some cases it can cause from a trauma to the heel. Your heel is that part of the body which touches the ground in the course of walking. When you are walking, it is your heel bone that is more likely to stress. The most common reason of heel pain or spurs is a condition called plantar fasciitis. When the plantar fascia (a band or group of fibrous tissue) that runs under the foot and forms your arch is turned out to be inflamed this condition is called plantar fasciitis.
Sport activities contribute significantly to side of foot pain with athletics and gymnastics being top of the list. There are two distinctive fractures than can cause intense side of foot pain and these are March fractures and Stress fractures. March fractures result from undertaking vigorous physical activity without the correct warm up procedures or when a person undertakes extreme exercise outside of their normal everyday activities. Stress fractures normally result from repetitive and excessive strain over a given period of time. From the onset of any side of foot pain , first treatment is to simply remember RICE. This stands for rest, ice, compression and elevation.
Foot pain is most commonly associated with plantar fasciitis but can occur because of a wide variety of causes. Often the remedy is in the choice of shoes, footwear. Wearing tight fitting shoes or the use of a very flat and unsupportive shoe such as flip flops can aggravate or precipitate inflammation of tendons, ligaments, or bones in the foot. The pain associated withplantar fasciitis is usually sharp and aching and occurs during the first few steps after sleeping or resting. This is because the deep tissue in the arch of the foot that attaches to the heel bone contracts when at rest.