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Living With Foot Pain

Our feet are important for the key reason that they provide mobility. Given their complex nature, it should not be surprising that foot problems are going to arise from time to time. Foot health is integral to our overall health. If we cannot move easily due to foot pain, it can negatively affect our overall health and quality of life. Researchers have reported that 25% of adults suffer from foot pain and 50% of these people have disabling foot problems. Foot pain can result from overuse, injury, or another foot or health condition. Arthritis, bunions, and plantar fasciitis are just a few common causes of foot pain. Because foot pain can arise from a large variety of conditions, it is suggested that if you suffer from such pain, you make an appointment with a chiropodist, who can accurately diagnose and treat your condition. 

Foot pain can have many causes. To receive an accurate diagnosis and treatment for your foot pain, please consult with one of the specialists from Thornhill Foot Clinic. Our chiropodists will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment. 


There are a variety of different conditions that can cause foot pain, including: 

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Deformities, such as bunions or hammertoes

  • Injuries to the muscles, bones, tendons, or ligaments in the feet

  • Arthritis

  • Flat feet

  • Ingrown toenails


The type and location of your foot pain can help determine what may be causing it and what type of treatment options are best for you. 

Common types of foot pain include: 

  • Heel pain

  • Arch pain

  • Toe pain

  • Ball of foot pain

  • Pain that has a stabbing, burning, or tingling quality

  • Pain that is constant, intermittent, or that gets better or worse depending on the situation 


A thorough medical history and physical examination of your feet will be required to determine a diagnosis. Imaging studies, such as X-rays or MRIs may be performed to rule out or confirm certain diagnoses. 


Treatment will depend on the cause of the pain. Common treatments for foot pain include resting, icing, compressing, and elevating the affected foot, wearing orthotics, or taking anti-inflammatory medications. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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