Foot pain is a general term that refers to pain in the feet. This type of pain can be acute or chronic, and there are many possible causes for both conditions.
Acute foot pain is often due to an injury, either sudden or occurring over time. A sprain or fracture can cause acute foot pain, as well as an infection caused by cuts or puncture wounds.
Chronic foot pain has many possible causes, both serious and not so serious. Diabetes is one of the most serious chronic conditions that can cause foot pain. Less severe causes include weight gain, arthritis, plantar fasciitis (inflammation), and bad footwear.
Some of the most common treatments include anti-inflammatory drugs, steroid shots, physical therapy, and other options like surgery or orthotics.