Walking is the main purpose of your feet and legs. Dealing with foot pain is agonizing because we use our feet everyday. When there is pain when simply walking, there might be a serious reason why.

Walking on hard surfaces can be painful if you have Plantar Fasciitis. It is the most common cause of foot pain, especially with the elderly. Plantar Fasciitis is the inflammation of the fibrous tissue at the bottom of your feet. This causes stabbing pain when walking on hard surfaces.

Another cause for foot pain is Bunions. It is the bump that develops on the side of the foot where the big toe is connected to the foot. This makes it difficult and causes pain on the foot when walking on hard surfaces. It is usually caused by wearing tight shoes that put pressure on the toes.

Hammertoes is a form of toe deformity where the toe is bent on the middle joint. The muscles in the feet and toes are imbalanced, causing the toe to bend abnormally. When the toes are crooked, they become weak and put too much pressure on the feet. This causes pain on the foot when walking on hard surfaces.

The type of feet you have may also cause your foot pain when walking on hard surfaces. If you have flatfeet, your feet don’t have arches. This type of foot is common in people who play a lot of sports or it can be genetic. Flat feet can be corrected to reduce the pain. Orthotics will provide your feet the proper arch and improve the way you walk on hard surfaces.

If you are experiencing foot pain, consult with a podiatrist right away to discuss possible treatment options. A podiatrist can prescribe you orthotics to ease your foot pain. Contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our podiatrists!