Pain On Top Of The Foot When Walking

Pain On Top Of The Foot When Walking: Find out the most common causes of foot pain while walking. Then learn how to treat it!



The Most Common Causes Are:

1)Plantar Fasciitis – Entire Arch Pain.

Pain On Top Of The Foot When Walking
Follow our complete treatment guide to fix your top of the foot & arch pain!
  • This is by far the most common pain in the arch of your foot.
  • 15% of all people around the world have it.
  • If it feels painful in the morning & painful after walks, this is the first thing you should consider.
  • Plantar fasciitis is usually related to flat foot & is due to the stretching of the tissues in the middle of your foot!



2)Metatarsal Exostosis – A hard bump.

Pain On Top Of The Foot When Walking
Find out how to keep the top of your foot from experiencing arthritis pain!
  • This is when you have a large bone bump on top of your foot.
  • This large bump can compress against the top of your shoe.
  • The two bones also abnormally grind together while you walk causing pain.
  • This will likely have already caused arthritis over the years in your midfoot.
  • But there are still many ways to make it feel much better & like it never happened at all!


2) Nerve Irritation – Numb and Tingling.

Pain On Top Of The Foot When Walking
Numbness, burning & tingling after a long walk usually means nerve compression. Learn how to fix it!
  • There is a nerve that runs across the top of your foot.
  • If it rubs against the top of your foot & compresses over time, this can lead to nerve pain.
  • Nerve pain is burning, numbness & tingling.
  • This nerve pain can be severely reduced & treated.



4) Sprained Top Of Foot.

Pain On Top Of The Foot When Walking
Learn what to do if you sprained the middle of your foot!
  • A sprain in the top of the foot or the arch is called a Lisfranc sprain.
  • In most cases it is usually only a sprain that lasts a couple days to a couple weeks.
  • If you sprained your midfoot, learn how to fix it!


5)Ganglionic cyst – A soft bump.

Pain On Top Of The Foot When Walking
An MRI of a soft fluid filled region on top of your foot, it may need to be drained!
  • A ganglionic cyst is a fluid filled sac on top of your foot.
  • This develops as joint fluid from between the foot joints.
  • It is mostly harmless but needs assessment by a podiatrist!


About the author

The Modern Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist Doctor):Today's podiatrist is required to undergo rigorous medical training that licenses them as physicians with equivalent legal standing to the MD and DO degree (These are physician recognized licenses most common only in the USA). Although admittedly the training does differ between the three degrees. The differences are listed below.In Michigan Podiatrists are trained and authorized to perform surgery in the foot and ankle up to the tibial tubercle below the knee.All our podiatrists and foot doctors have undergone rigorous training including a 4 undergraduate college degree, writing the medical school entrance exam (MCAT), followed by a 4 year medical school degree (DPM - Doctor of Podiatric Medicine),Once podiatrists in the USA complete the rigorous 4 year medical school courses, they are required to complete a minimum of 3 years of a surgical and non-surgical residency program. Some podiatrists and foot doctors then choose to go on to further fellowship training specializing in various forms of specialty such as diabetic surgery or reconstructive foot and ankle surgery.The training is not over yet! Each podiatrist must be judged by a governing body where they submit their surgical cases and are reviewed regularly to ensure excellent results. This is a career long evaluation with board qualifications and certifications every few years.So have faith that today's podiatrist is your best choice for your foot and ankle problems! We are able to approach you foot and ankle problems from a non-surgery perspective, but that when necessary we can provide you with the treatment that you need!All articles written by this account are considered to be for educational purposes only. It is impossible for us to truly assess your condition and the advice we give here is meant to give you a basis to then follow up with your podiatrist and foot doctor later.If you have any questions at all, or there is anything that we can help you with, please feel free to contact our office or email us. Podiatrists provide medically necessary treatment which should be covered by valid insurance plans, we are not a cosmetic or elective medical specialty.