7 Reasons Your Feet May Be Hurting
Posted on Mar 01, 2021

At The Healing Sole, we are proud to help you find relief from your foot pain – but before looking for an answer to your problem, you need to know just what your problem is.

You know that your feet are aching – but knowing where they hurt and why it is necessary to find the best solution to your issue.


From injury to joint issues, chronic inflammation, and more, there are seemingly endless reasons that your feet could be hurting.

Here are seven common causes of foot pain and their general symptoms:

1. Plantar Fasciitis

The degeneration of the plantar fascia causes plantar fasciitis.

The plantar fascia is a sheet of connective tissue that runs along the entire sole and stabilizes the arch.

As this fascia breaks down, it can lead to moderate to severe pain in the arch and sole, especially when you first stand up after an extended period of rest.

2. Achilles TendinITis

As you can probably guess from the name, this condition affects your Achilles tendon.

Injury from repeated impact or sports-related activities and chronic inflammation can cause the degeneration of this tissue over time.

This leads to pain in your heel and lower leg at the location of your Achilles tendon.

Pain can range from light to intense and, if not treated, Achilles tendinitis can lead to weakness in the lower legs.

This condition is common in people with diabetes but can affect anyone.

3. Morton’s Neuroma

Morton’s neuroma is a condition caused by a compression of the intermetatarsal plantar nerve.

This excess pressure makes pain radiate into the toes, feeling similar to a stone bruise.

This can range from mild to severe pain and sensitivity and is located in the ball of the foot.

4. Arthritis

Arthritis is caused by joint inflammation and deterioration.

This can strike in several places in the foot or anywhere that a joint is present (the toes and the ankle).

The inflammation in the joints can lead to pain, stiffness, and even immobility.

Spurs might form, and motion is sometimes limited.

5. Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome (TTS)

This is another condition caused by nerve compression.

When the posterior tibial nerve in the ankle is put under excess pressure, this can cause radiating pain and numbness into other foot areas.

This condition is easily misdiagnosed as plantar fasciitis.

6. Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy is a condition affecting the central nervous system.

When the nerves that travel from the spine are damaged, the effects can spread throughout the body – most commonly to the feet and hands.

This leads to numbness, weakness, and painful sensations in the affected limbs.

Neuropathy is also common to diabetics, but again, this can happen to anyone.

7. Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)

The posterior tibial tendon is located on the inside of the foot and ankle and is responsible for maintaining the arch.

Over-exercising or age-related damage can lead to progressive changes and impairments to the posterior tibial tendon, causing it to deform and weaken.

Long-term effects on the tendon from being ‘flat-footed’ can also cause damage.

This can result in swelling, pain in the inner portion of the sole, and even alignment issues that drive the ankle to roll inward.

Weakness and pain during push-off or when trying to stand on ‘tippy toes’ are the problem’s hallmarks.


You can’t just self-diagnose your foot pain.

Schedule an appointment with your podiatrist, orthopedic surgeon, physical therapist, or general physician, share your concerns and symptoms, and let them help you pinpoint the exact reason that your feet are hurting.

Once you figure out your specific condition or issue, you can quickly find the right products, treatments, and journey for your recovery.


The Healing Sole offers surgeon-designed footwear that relieves your pain in motion – but how does this work? The Healing Sole combines:

  • a compressible inner heel,
  • metatarsal bar raised arch support,
  • and rocker bottom sole along with a well-designed structural midsole.

Our footwear targets tension and pain in the feet, stretches the feet as you walk and stand, and provides you with relief post-exercise or whenever you need it during the day.

Please be aware that specific conditions are beyond The Healing Sole’s realm of treatment, including diabetic foot ulcers, alignment issues, and contractures of the Achilles’ tendon.

Consult with your personal physician to see if our footwear is right for you!

If you are interested in trying The Healing Sole for yourself and have questions regarding its effectiveness for your specific condition, we are here and ready to assist!

Just email us at support@thehealingsole.com with any questions you have.

Dr. Meredith Warner, the orthopedic surgeon behind the design of The Healing Sole, also created Well Theory – a line of products specifically formulated for pain relief, inflammation reduction, and overall wellness enhancement.

From pain-relieving creams to daily supplements, these products can assist you in your search for daily comfort.

Order today to take the first steps toward relief and better health!