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Medical Author: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

Pain in the foot can involve any part of the foot. Abnormalities of the skin, nerves, bones, blood vessels, and soft tissues of the foot can result in foot pain. Evaluating the cause of foot pain can require an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of not only the foot, but also the ankle, lower extremity, and lower spine.

Because we expose our feet to potential injury in our daily lives by walking, we have all experienced pains in the feet at one time or another. There are many common causes of foot pains, such as blisters and corns. There are also less common causes of foot pain, such as sciatica and osteomyelitis.Treatments for foot pain depend on the particular cause.

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Other Causes of Foot PainBlister, AbrasionCallusDactylitisHammer ToeTumor (Benign, Malignant-Rare)
Examples of Medications for Foot Painacetaminophen, Tylenol and Othersacetylsalicylic acid, Aspirin, Ecotrincelecoxib, Celebrexetodolac, Lodine (Discontinued)ibuprofen, Advil, Children's Advil/Motrin, Medipren, Motrin, Nuprin, PediaCare Fever etc.naproxen, Anaprox, Naprelan, Naprosyn, AleveOTC Pain Relievers and Fever Reducers

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