Foot pain may be caused by many different conditions or injuries. Acute or repeated trauma, disease, or a combination is the most common causes of foot pain. Poor biomechanical alignment can also lead to foot pain. Wearing shoes that are too tight or high heels can cause pain around the balls of the feet and the bones in that area.
Shoes that are tied too tightly may cause pain and bruising on the top of the foot. Common sports injuries such as a sprain of the foot or ankle can occur when ligaments that hold the bones together are overstretched and their fibers tear. These conditions are generally treated with physical therapy and deep tissue massages.
Misdiagnosing foot pain is common because the pain can be a sign of other serious conditions like diabetic neuropathy or numbness and tingling caused by a lumbar spine nerve compression. Proper blood tests and electrical diagnostic studies (EMG/NCV) is necessary to rule out these conditions.