Why Do The Bottom Of My Feet Hurt?


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There can be a number of causes to the pain, the arches are the part of the foot that absorbs the force of the body. They are formed by the tarsal and metatarsal bones. The types of pain that can be caused are muscle strain, stress fracture, direct force trauma, ligament strain, muscle strain, poor biomechanical alignment or the joints may lack in tautness and all this can cause a pain in the arch section of your foot. 

If you get a strain to the plantar fascia, which is the tough fibrous sheath that spreads across the length of the bottom of your foot and supports the arch, the damage can cause inflammation and this can be a cause of pain to the bottom of the foot.

Plantar fasciitis is a disease that usually occurs to people who are age between 40 and 60 years old, it can be caused by an injury or could be connected to a disease such as arthritis, which is an inflammation of the joints. Reiter’s disease, a reactive form of arthritis, is an autoimmune condition that develops in response to an infection in another part of the body, when it encounters bacteria and develops an infection, this can trigger the disease.

Ankylosing spondylitis in the feet is usually found in prepubescent cases, pain and swelling may manifest in the ankles and feet, where calcaneal spurs may also develop. Calcaneal spur consists of a calcification of bone, which lies superior to the plantar fascia.

Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) is a spondyloarthropathy (any joint disease) which is also known as Forestier's disease and ankylosing Hyperostosis. The disease is noninflammatory and manifests by calcification and ossification. These conditions are most commonly the result of repetitive micro-trauma injuries, for instance running on an uneven surface or in bad training shoes.
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I see this is a rather old post so you may have received your answer by now (hopefully from a medical professional, and hopefully nothing serious), but if not, I would see a doctor for blood work and diagnosis, including rheumatoid factor, sedimentation rate and iron levels.. At age 28 this exact symtpom began occuring with me...particularly  in the mornings upon awakening and walking around. This lasted on and off for a year or so...then, in addition, I began having minor problems with the joints in my fingers....then less than a year later I started having problems/pain/swelling in various joints and was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Obviously, this may not be your problem but you may want to rule it out. Walking for me was painful many days...I lived with great pain, extreme fatigue and major worry as the mother of 3 young children....after several years I heard of a doctor near DC who treated RA patients with antibiotics~with many successes (Dr  G. Mirkin, he has a website, click on joints and bones, then arthritis treatments). I made my appt, flew up, and began antibiotic therapy. I took antibiotics twice a day every day for 2 years staight and my rheumatoid arthritis has improved by approximately 80 %. Pain and fatigue are greatly diminished and joint swelling has disappeared. I can now hold a full time job (with overtime :), walking is no longer painful, my kids have a normal mom again, and I have returned to living a normal life~Thank God. My RA factor has been cut in half or less, &my sedimentation rate is usually normal. I do have permanant damage in my finger joints, but that occurred before I started the antibiotics...the swelling is gone. I also still have some small issues with pain, but nothing like before. Like I said I am about 80% improved, which makes a huge difference with this disease.

This treatment has been very successful for me but will not work for everyone...Dr. Mirkin says it is most likely to work for people who have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis before age 50, who have swelling of the finger joints, etc.~it's listed on his site. Hopefully your problem did not turn out with the same diagnosis as me, but if it has, I'd highly recommend Dr. Mirkin's do not need to fly up and see him if money is a factor. You would just need to convince your local physician to write the prescription for the long term antibiotics, and follow and monitor you. Dr. Mirkin got me started then my local Dr. Took over...he routinely orders bloodwork as the long term antibiotics can affect the liver...but so far so good for me.  I also take pro-biotics regulary as the antibiotics kill off all the 'good' bacteria in your digestive system and you need to replace it. It's all on Dr. Mirkin's website, check it out....I am so grateful to this man.
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Why can't I walk I am 23 years old .the bottom of my feet hurt so much I can't walk and my ankles hurt too if I tri to get why?
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Lady- T answered
Maybe you stand a lot.

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