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At the New Jersey Podiatric Physicians & Surgeons Group, clients ask us why their feet hurt. If you are experiencing foot discomfort without any apparent cause or past injury to your foot or ankle, it can be pretty confusing.

Explore these possible causes of foot pain that might not have crossed your mind:

Footwear: Surprisingly, a majority of up to 90% of people wear ill-fitting shoes that do not match their foot size. It is advisable to visit a good shoe store and measure your feet before purchasing shoes, as it is unwise to buy shoes without proper due diligence and testing them out.

Barefoot: Our feet have suffered as we transitioned from soft carpets to hardwood and tile flooring. One of the leading causes of foot discomfort is plantar fasciitis, a condition characterized by inflammation of the connective tissues. The number of people who experience plantar fasciitis is rising. Walking on hard floors can cause pain in the foot’s heels or arches. The pain could prove to be excruciating.

Obesity: Excess weight puts additional stress and discomfort on your feet, making moving around difficult or uncomfortable. Foot symptoms associated with obesity include soreness in the ball of the foot. Additionally, the fibrous fat pads in the soles of your feet are stretched out and weakened by obesity.

Medical Conditions: Occasionally, foot discomfort may not be attributed to issues directly associated with the feet. Medical conditions such as diabetes, which obstruct proper circulation, can give rise to various painful symptoms such as nerve issues, joint degeneration, and several other problems.
Diseases such as arthritis and hypertension may initially present foot problems.

It is advisable to promptly seek professional medical attention for severe cases to obtain an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

At the New Jersey Podiatric Physicians & Surgeons Group, there are almost 30 foot and ankle surgeons, podiatrists, and doctors. Our group is among the best foot and ankle providers in the country. With more than 30 locations, from Newark, NJ, to Cape May, NJ, we value convenience and excellent service for our patients. We offer compassionate, cutting-edge care across our network, and we specialize in treating the following conditions: ankle and sports injuries, heel pain and plantar fasciitis, bunions, hammertoes, corns and calluses, ingrown toenails, diabetic foot care complications, children’s foot problems, skin conditions of the feet, and fungal nails. To schedule an appointment, first, find a podiatrist in your area.