Pain in the foot is a very common clinical entity. Causes of foot pain can include arthritis, tendinitis, ligament inflammation, sprain and fracture. Metabolic diseases can cause foot pain, including gout, diabetes and vitamin deficiencies.
Often overlooked causes of foot pain include enthesopathies (tendinitis) of the knee, muscular spasm in the calf and nerve irritation in the thigh.
Each of these topics will be discussed, in turn.