Top of the Foot Pain Causes




Top of the foot pain causes are usually due to one of three common and treatable problems: Ganglionic cysts, bone growth at the top of the foot and irritation of the nerves that run across the top of your foot.  Each of these problems are very well known to podiatrists and foot doctors and luckily, these are all very treatable!


Top of the Foot Pain Causes

Complete Guide to Foot Top of Foot Pain



Top of the Foot Pain Causes by their Symptoms:


1)Ganglionic Cyst 

Ganglionic cysts are more of an annoyance than something dangerous. But you still want them evaluated to make sure that its not anything more dangerous.

  • They appear as a soft movable mass most of the time, but occasionally they can be hard.
  • They can get bigger at night time.
  • They usually don’t hurt.
  • They can feel like a water balloon underneath your skin.


2)Bone Growth on the Top of the Foot

This usually occurs more toward the inside of the foot. It is a bony bump that could have developed from genetics or from wearing high heel shoes for many years, or any other reason!

  • This is always hard.
  • You can feel the joint move as the front of your foot bends on the back of the foot.
  • You can usually always definitely tell it is the bone and not something soft.


3)Nerve Irritation on the Top of the Foot

This can occur very frequently with the bone growth, or even just with tight shoes. This is the most common problem if there is no mass at the top of your foot. With treatment this can take up to 2 weeks to heal and your focus should be on decreasing the inflammation.

  • No bump.
  • Numbness, burning or tingling.
  • Something is irritating or compressing the top of your foot recently.




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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.