What Causes Foot Pain In The Bottom Of My Feet?

Question

Asked by Morgan

What Causes Foot Pain In The Bottom Of My Feet?

I have noticed that if I walk around my house barefoot that my feet become really sore. The arches of my feet usually hurt, but they have never hurt this bad before. What could be causing this?

Answer

Hi there, Morgan -

I'm sorry it's taken so long for one of us to get to your question! I hope you've found the answer to your issue at this point, but if you haven't, here are some suggestions for you. The pain could be caused by a condition called metatarsalgia, which is pain in the ball of the foot that tends to be worse when you're walking barefoot. It could also be that simply as a part of aging that your arches are becoming less able to support your weight, which would be worse when you don't have the arch support of your shoes.

Only a doctor or a podiatrist can tell you for sure, but those are some conditions that fit the symptoms you're describing. If you went to a doctor and found the problem, perhaps you could post it here? Some of our other community members might be able to learn from your experiences.

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Be well!