Foot pain is defined as discomfort felt in the toes, heels, arches, soles or other parts of the foot. It is an issue experienced by most people at some stage of their life, yet should not be considered normal.
Although sometimes foot pain is only short lived, on occasion it continues for an extended period and when this occurs you should seek help from a podiatrist. Foot pain is typically caused by a number of factors – lifestyle issues such as wearing unsuitable shoes, becoming overweight or pounding the feet on hard surfaces, medical conditions like diabetes, or an injury.
The ankle is the joint connecting the foot and leg and is surrounded by a group of ligaments and tendons. It is a part of the body that absorbs a lot of stress and is prone to injury.