Foot pain

Pain - foot

Pain or discomfort can be felt anywhere in the foot. You may have pain in the heel, toes, arch, instep, or bottom of foot (sole).

Normal foot X-ray

Along with questions of your medical history, your doctor may need to take X-rays of your foot to help aid in making a diagnosis to determine the cause of your foot pain. If the foot is broken it will be put into a cast. Toes that are broken are taped.

Leg skeletal anatomy

The lower leg is comprised of two bones, the tibia and the smaller fibula. The thigh bone, or femur, is the large upper leg bone that connects the lower leg bones (knee joint) to the pelvic bone (hip joint).

Normal toes

The foot is made up of tarsal bones, metatarsal bones and phalanges.

Causes

Home Care

When to Contact a Medical Professional

What to Expect at Your Office Visit