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Reflexology for Foot Pain

This is another grave cause of foot pain that is caused due to inflammation of the plantar fascia, a tissue which extends from the heel of the foot to the fore bone. It is also caused due to over-pronation of feet. The pain in this case is usually felt in the morning when the plantar fascia retracts to its original position.

3)   Heel Spur

It is an abnormal protrusion of the heel bone which is caused due to calcium deposit formed due to plantar fascia deviating from the heel area. They can also be caused walking or running on excessive hard surfaces without any protection on the soles.

4)   Callus

Calluses are thick hard spots of dead skins caused due to excessive pressure. Women who wear high heels normally suffer from calluses. It is caused when the bony areas of the feet are rubbed excessively. When the feet undergo over-pronation, the friction of the individual metatarsal bones are inflamed.

5)   Bunion

Bunions are a very common type of foot problem caused due to prolonged use of improper foot wear. Friction with poor quality foot wear causes the big toe to get protruded from one end, which is known as a callus. The condition due to which the big toe grows inwards is called Hallux Valgus.

6)  Corns

It is an area of thickened skin tissue that is caused due to continuous friction with the bones under the toes. Corns are formed when the friction caused on the toes is elliptical or semi-elliptical in motion. As the corn enlarges it begins to cause pain on the nerve endings.

7)  Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles Tendonitis is a condition where the large tendon at the back of the ankle gets inflamed. It is caused mainly in athletes due to improper stretching after games. It can also result due to poorly fitted shoes or heel deformity.

8)  Hammer Toes

If your toes appear distorted due to some reason then it might be the condition of a hammer toes. It is caused due to ill-fitted shoes, arthritis, diabetes, polio or trauma. Hammer toes may be flexible or rigid. Flexible hammer toes can be straightened with hands. Rigid hammer toe has very limited access and mobility, which in return causes extreme pain and may eventually lead to calluses.

Foot Reflexology