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Top of the Foot Pain

Pain on the top of the foot is a common issue that can often improve within a few weeks. Common causes of top of foot pain include intense or repetitive exercise, wearing tight shoes, and conditions like gout or tendonitis. To alleviate top of foot pain, a podiatrist may recommend rest and elevating the affected foot whenever possible. Wearing shoes that provide ample room for your feet, have a low heel, and a soft sole is recommended for comfort and support. Consider using soft insoles or shoe pads to cushion the affected area. If you are overweight, losing weight may reduce the stress on your feet. Engage in gentle stretching exercises for your feet and ankles to promote flexibility. Avoid engaging in sports or activities that exacerbate the pain, and refrain from prolonged walking or standing. Wearing high heels or tight shoes should also be avoided. If you have this type of pain and it persists, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist for a proper diagnosis and treatment options.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with Jennifer M. Kern, DPM from South Carolina. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.


Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Corns
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Arthritis (such as Gout, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis)
  • Flat Feet
  • Injury (from stress fractures, broken toe, foot, ankle, Achilles tendon ruptures, and sprains)
  • And more


To figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.


Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in West Columbia, SC . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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