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Learning About Diabetes Diagnosis, Treatment and Research

Are Your Feet Hurting? Some Causes So You Can Get The Right Treatment

by Carla Hudson

If you are feeling pain in your feet this can be frustrating, as this can make it difficult to walk. Fortunately, your foot doctor can determine what is causing this problem so you can get the treatment you need. To help you, below are two things the doctor may find.


If you are an older adult, it is common to get osteoarthritis. It affects the joints, including the joints in your feet. If you have this your toes will be sore if you try to wiggle them. If you flex your feet you will feel a burning sensation on the bottom, top, and sides of your feet. They may also feel tender and warm when you touch them.

Osteoarthritis generally starts out slowly with a little pain that comes and goes. Over time, you develop pain that lasts mostly all the time. Once this happens, you need to visit a foot doctor.  Unfortunately, there is no cure for osteoarthritis but your doctor will suggest you stay active as much as you can. This will prevent the joints from stiffening up.  

If you are overweight, the doctor will ask you to lose weight because extra weight puts more pressure on your feet. The doctor may also prescribe pain medication for you or give you steroidal injections in your feet to relieve pain.

There are custom shoes that you can wear that help support your feet better, and physical therapy may help reduce some pain.


If you feel most of the pain in your big toes, the problem may be due to bunions. The outside of your feet may feel tender, swelled, or red. If you move your big toes it will be painful. The causes of bunions include wearing shoes that make your toes squeeze together, such as high heels. If you have flat feet, this can also cause bunions.

In the beginning, wear low-heeled, comfortable shoes, and put an ice pack over the toes for approximately 30 minutes off and on throughout the day. 

The best thing is to see a foot doctor. If you have a lot of pain that pain medicine will not take care of, your doctor may suggest physical therapy. If you continue to feel pain, you may require surgery. This would include putting screws in your big toes to stabilize them.

Talk with your foot doctor about this information and they can give you many more details.