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Pain on the Top of the Foot

Wednesday, 08 March 2023 00:00

An individual can experience many different types of pain in the feet in many different areas of the feet. The particular kind of pain that a patient feels, and where it is located, might tell a podiatrist important information about the nature of the underlying condition. One area of the foot where an individual might experience pain is on the top of the foot. Someone living with this type of pain might feel mild or severe pain, and it might arise when walking or standing still. There are several different conditions that might explain why an individual experiences this kind of pain. For example, overuse activities might be the primary culprit behind pain of this sort. This is to say that activities such as running and jumping might be contributing to pain on the top of the foot. If you are someone that struggles with this kind of pain, it is suggested that you consult with a podiatrist today.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with one of our podiatrists from Advanced Ankle & Foot Surgeons. 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 office located in O'Fallon, IL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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