There are many causes of foot pain, and not all foot pain originates in the toes or in the front or back of the foot. And it doesn’t necessarily develop from an injury or trauma to the foot.
Surprisingly many types of pain in the foot have nothing to do with the foot or the leg, but rather a problem in the lower back.
If you have foot pain foot pain because of a pinched nerve in the low back you will generally have leg pain along with the foot pain. Foot pain without leg pain is usually because the problem is in the foot itself.
The feet, ankles and hips are common problem areas for many people because of injuries, natural wear and tear and pre-existing conditions. Many conditions affecting these areas cause discomfort, swelling, pain, and inflammation. The more serious conditions cause chronic pain and even lack of mobility.
Usually there is no additional treatment other than topical creams, physical therapy, and bracing