Aching Feet

The foot is a complex anatomical structure that may be prone to a disease. The amount of ground force transmitted into the body is controlled by the arches of the foot. When pain is present and interferes with your daily activities, then it is best to see a medical expert. The treatment of foot pain will depend on the cause of the pain and may involve medication and the use of physical therapy.

A List of Foot Pains and Possible Reasons:


Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles tendonitis is a condition commonly associated with exercise, particularly running, that causes pain at the back of the ankle. When the Achilles tendon (located above the back of the heel) becomes inflamed, it can cause pain when walking or running, and can also become noticeably thickened and tender to touch.

Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s foot or tinea pedis, is a skin infection caused by a number of different fungi. Symptoms include itching, burning, cracking, peeling, and bleeding feet. Treatment involves keeping the feet dry and clean, wearing shoes that can breathe, and using medicated powders to keep your feet dry.


A bunion shows up as a big bump on your toe. Bunions are more common in women and cause by a lot of reasons, including shoes that are too tight, bad foot mechanics, bone deformities, flat feet and arthritis.


A bursa is a small fluid-filled sac near a join, a bone or tendon which shields the part from friction. Bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa. Our shoes can often irritate the area because of repetitive motion.

Calluses and Corns

Calluses are a overall thickening of the skin on a extensive area of the foot. The outcome of shoes that repetitively rub the feet or these may similarly be genetically inherited.

Cracked Heels

Cracked heels, medically known as heel fissures, occur due to extreme stress on the skin. Women who wear open-heeled shoes or wear no shoes at all during summer are prone to cracked heels. This is due to the air circulating around the heel that causes the skin to loose moisture. The skin becomes dry and brittle hence the cracks form. Generally, this can be painful but not serious.

Plantar Fasciitis

The plantar fascia is a ligament that connects to the heel bone. The ligament contracts and becomes tight when not in use for a long time. The plantar fascia plays an important role in precise foot function by shifting weight from the heels to the toes. Plantar fasciitis can possibly happen when one as flat feet, overweight, wear inappropriate footwear or perhaps one leg is longer than the other.

Plantar Warts

Plantar warts are tough, granular growths that commonly appear on the heels or balls of your feet. These are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). The virus goes into your body over small cuts, breaks or other weak spots on the bottom of your feet. Natural remedies include, apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil, aloe vera gel and garlic.