Hard Spot on the Bottom of the Foot [Causes & Best Home Treatment!]
95% of the time a hard spot on the bottom of the foot is the following: a corn or callus, a wart, a plantar fibroma, a foot lesion or plantar fasciitis!
Causes of Hard spot pain:
- Callous formations creates unwanted pressure to the affected area.
- Very thick callouses may feel like you have a rock or hard object on your foot.
- Another hard spot on the bottom of the foot could be a wart.
- Warts also thicken and can cause discomfort if not treated. Along the bottom of your foot runs the plantar fascia.
- This tissues connects your heel to your toes and in some cases forms a growth called a fibroma.
- This growth in the plantar fascia can be very painful.
Symptoms of hard spot on the bottom of the foot pain:
Symptoms can include:
- Numbness, burning or tingling.
- Pain can be worse in the morning when you get up.
- Pain can be worst in the evening.
These are the top 3 causes of hard spot on the bottom of the foot pain:
Home Treatment of Bottom of the Foot Hard Spots:
- If you have a callous you can simply Shave or file it down.
- It is important to not remove a lot of tissue at once to not cause a wound or infection.
- This should not be done at home if you have heath conditions such as neuropathy or diabetes.
Who can help with hard spots on the bottom of the foot?
- Instead have your feet examined by a podiatrist.
- Warts and fibromas should also be seen by a podiatrist as to insure the best treatment.
- Depending on the wart your doctor would recommend the best technique and or medication to remove the wart.
- Fibroma pain can be relieved with proper foot wear such as orthotics in your shoes to give great arch support.
- If you still have pain even with orthotics steroid injections can help not only ease the pain but can even shrink the fibroma in size.
- Surgery may be required in more severe situations.
Summary of bottom of the foot hard spots:
- Callous, warts and fibromas are the most common causes for having a hard spot on the bottom of your foot.
- It is highly recommend to seek out your podiatrist if you experiences any foot pain.
- Your podiatrist will help you get to the cause of the problem and solution as soon as possible.
6 Common Causes of Heel Pain:
- It is said that 10-40% of people in the world will have chronic heel pain.
- 93% of that is said to be plantar fasciitis.
- This is the most common cause of heel pain in the world.
- It is said that 44% of all foot clinic visits are related to a combination of plantar fasciitis.
- If you have bottom of the foot and heel pain during the morning, this is likely plantar fasciitis!
- This usually gets better after 10-20 morning steps, but then hurts the next morning.
- This is most common cause of pain in the back of the heel. It is possible to develop heel spur and rest soreness at the site the Achilles tendon inserts.
- It is also possible to have it about 2 to 6 cm above the heel bone (This is called middle of the Achilles tendon pain).
- It is also possible to strain the actual calf muscle, but at this point is not Achilles tendinitis not heel pain.
- This is perhaps the most important ended in the body in terms of bearing weight.
- Common in older people, common and those have had steroid injections, it is thought that he can start at 40 but it does continue on later in life.
- We see this most commonly is much older people such as 60s, 70s, 80s and higher.
- If you are younger, it is very unlikely that this is your problem.
- This is usually achy, burning pain that gets worse during the day.
- This is a very common condition that we see overall, and it does need to be treated effectively!
- This is increased pain while you are bearing weight.
- These are typical during running sports and repetitive shocked heel.
- It is tested by checking side to side squeeze of the heel bone.
- The calcaneal squeeze test is a very important test in confirming that heel stress fracture.
- Click on the above link to make sure this is not your problem!
5) Radiculopathy (Back Pain):
- If you have ever had a back injury or nerve injury to your spine, it is very possible that you may have radiculopathy pain.
- This can cause numbness, burning and tingling type pain.
- We see this very commonly in people who have soreness and pain to both feet.
- If you have a prior back injury or surgery, this may be your problem.
- Baxter’s nerve compression and entrapment is not the most common cause of heel nerve pain.
- Some sources even say Baxter’s nerve compression can be involved in up to 20% of heel pain cases!
- This can result in more night time pain, as well as pain during rest.
- If you have numbness, burning and tingling it may be a Baxter’s pinched nerve in the heel!