Foot pain

What is foot pain?

The foot is a complex structure of more than 26 bones, 40 joints, and 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments. If you consider that with each step we take, a force of 2-3 times our body weight is placed on our feet and during a typical day we take 8,000 – 10,000 steps, it comes as no surprise that at some time in our lives we will all suffer from some type of foot pain.

The good news is that the underlying cause of foot pain is rarely serious and in most cases, it is very treatable by you, at home. This website provides information, advice and resources from Sheffield clinicians to help you do this.

Types of foot pain


Acquired flat foot – Click to read more

Fallen arches of the feet which can lead to pain in the foot and ankle.

Acquired flat foot

Bunions – Click to read more

A bunion is a common deformity affecting the big toe joint.


Foot and Ankle Osteoarthritis – Click to read more

Pain and stiffness in the foot/ankle, typically in people over the age of 45. You may struggle with and hear grinding noises on movements of the foot.

Foot and Ankle Osteoarthritis

Footwear guide – Click to read more

Find the right footwear for you.

Footwear guide

Lumps and bumps – Click to read more

Lumps and bumps in the foot.

Lumps and bumps

Plantar Fasciitis – Click to read more

Pain in the heel and across the sole of the foot. Usually worse when you first place weight on your foot in the morning and after long periods of standing or walking.

Plantar Fasciitis
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