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What can cause pain on the top of the feet?

Top of foot pain is a generic term that is used to describe any pain in the top of the foot and it is not really a specific diagnosis.Generally top of foot pain is a shooting pain which can be found on the top surface of the foot nearby the second toe. There are times when the pain sensation may be located around the 3rd and 4th metatarsal. There's two ways that you can get top of foot pain. Top of foot pain might be caused by a stress fracture or tendonitis of a metatarsal tendon. Any time a high load activity such as running is done with injuries like plantar fasciitis, shin pain and other overuse injuries, this combination can lead to top of the foot discomfort. Sometimes top of the foot pain is very severe that standing for short moments will be agony. The reason behind this severe agony is a disorder referred to as over pronation. You may manage the discomfort by wearing insoles. There are more factors which can result in top of foot pain. Ganglions which are sacs of jelly-like liquid develop following a tear in a joint capsules. The ganglions form at the top of the foot and they are reasons for top of foot pain.

The other causes are Morton’s Neuroma which is something commonly seen by Podiatrists. This is an inflammation of a nerve which is between your 3rd and 4th metatarsal bones. Here the bones get cramped together and pinch the nerve which is between the two. The discomfort from this can occasionally cause top of foot pain. Also claw toes could cause top of foot pain. In this condition one or more of the toes is bent upwards. This bent appearance causes the toes to look misshapen. As a result of the toe being bent sideways it is difficult to wear shoes and quite often it’s uncomfortable to walk. That is why claw toes may give rise to top of foot pain.

There are lots of other foot injuries that can result in top of foot pain. The easiest way to help control this disorder is to wear insoles that provide some support and comfort to your foot. The foot orthotics deal with the reason for the foot discomfort which in turn causes top of foot pain. The insoles prevent the discomfort from happening again. The other method that you can help reduce the impact of top of foot pain is by using foot wraps. These have been created to provide relief to the top of foot pain. This foot wrap will help you maneuver around without experiencing a great amount of pain. By wearing a foot wrap you are not limited to one place, and your pain is light. In case you are not getting anywhere with this, then it might pay to visit a podiatrist.