‘Where does foot pain come from?’

‘Where does foot pain come from?’ is covered in my second article on foot pain with some free downloadable information and my full article. This feature covers pain on the inside versus the outside of the foot and can be referred to as compensated pain. So, put simply it is all about is the pain you are suffering coming from the main place that it hurts.

Hopefully, this article on pain will offer you some insight into treatment but no-one article can explain or offer all the solutions to foot pain.

Pain all over the foot

Once a patient experiences more than one area of pain confusion can baffle the best doctor. Investigations take time to work through a process of not just the location of foot pain, but the source of the pain. How much damage has arisen and can that damage be reversed? While 95% of pain can be tracked down and mostly minimised if not eradicated, some pains are far more complex. In this article, I consider referred pain versus pain brought about by compensation. You can read my first article on my website 


If I had money for every patient who told me that they had pain on the outside of the foot, I could have given up practice earlier. Pain on the Outside often called the ‘lateral’ side of the foot, arises because a patient alters their foot position to overcome or compensate for discomfort elsewhere.


Pain is more often on the inside of the foot, so we tip the foot in the opposite way to avoid pain. It should come as no surprise that pain can extend to the knee, hip or back, but it is often due to foot pain in the first case. 




To read more detail, please download my free articles and help sheets.

Rough Guide to Foot Pain
Pain and the foot Part 1
Pain and the foot part 2

Please note that Footlocker has many more articles and factsheets associated with different foot problems. Check the website or look at the right-hand side of the main page for past articles.


Books published on specific foot conditions by David Tollafield at Amazon books:

Nerve pain (Morton’s neuroma)
Bunion Pain (hallux valgus)




Thanks for reading ‘Part 2: Where does foot pain come from?’ written by David Tollafield. May 2019. Consultingfootpain.co.uk