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Reasons Your Feet May Hurt

“Oh, my aching feet,” is a common complaint at the end of the day. That is because the feet work hard to carry the weight of the entire body all day long, particularly if you spend a lot of time standing or walking. Still, not all aches and pains in the feet are caused by activity. Flat feet, for instance, can contribute to increased foot fatigue. Aging can be another factor in aching feet, as the fat pads on the heel become thinner and the feet often become wider. The shoes worn throughout the day, especially high heels with pointy toes, can affect foot pain, too. Certain medical and physical conditions – including diabetes, arthritis, plantar fasciitis, bunions, and hammertoes – are often causes of foot pain. And of course injuries, such as stress fractures, sprains, or muscle strains, may be factors. Aching feet at the end of the day should not be a general cause for alarm, especially if the pain subsides after you rest or soak your feet. However, if the foot pain is ongoing or chronic, it may be a good idea to consult with a podiatrist for an evaluation. 

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with one of our podiatrists from Cleveland Foot & Ankle Clinic. Our doctors 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 our offices located in Cleveland, Independence, and Kent, OH . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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