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Dealing With Foot Pain

Foot pain can stem from a myriad of causes, each intricately tied to the complex structure of the foot. One prevalent contributor is improper footwear, as shoes with an ill fit or high heels can induce foot pain and disorders. The foot, supporting the body's weight, is susceptible to injuries during high-impact activities like running or aerobics. These activities can lead to ligament sprains, muscle or tendon strains, and foot bone fractures. Degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis may also play a role in foot pain. Osteoarthritis arises from cartilage overuse around joints, commonly affecting the big toe, ankle, and midfoot. Meanwhile, rheumatoid arthritis introduces pain, stiffness, swelling, soreness, and warmth in the foot and ankle joints. Diabetes, with its repercussions like nerve damage, reduced blood flow, and ulcers, often contributes significantly to foot pain. Numerous other conditions further complicate foot health, including plantar fasciitis and Achilles’ tendonitis. Corns, calluses, bunions, and plantar warts are other sources of foot pain. Ingrown toenails, Morton’s neuroma, and hammertoes may induce pain in parts of the foot. Peripheral arterial disease, gout, and flat feet are still other conditions that generate foot pain. If you experience any type of foot pain that persists or gets worse, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with Dr. Ronald Sheppard from Warren-Watchung Podiatry Center. 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 one of our offices located in Marlboro and Watchung, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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