Walking, standing, running, jogging, climbing, swimming (activities that involve leg activity) may lead to foot pain. It may not affect your performance every time; but neglecting the pain in the injured foot over an extended period may worsen the situation. Severe and sustained pain may not allow you to perform your daily activities. Nature and severity of foot pain and the accompanying symptoms may vary from person to person. The pain can be experienced in different parts of the foot. A nodule or lump in the plantar fascia and pain and tenderness over the plantar fascia. Causes of Foot Pain Avoid your foot to get infected. Wearing shoes for more than 8 hours in a day also brings trouble to your feet. To avoid most of these issues, you must keep your feet clean after removing your shoes with fresh water and dried them properly. Plantar Fasciitis is all responsible for foot pain. Daily running puts stress to feet. The main problem occurs if you are running with tight shoes that makes uncomfortable to you and later cause foot pain. Overdoing of exercise may also bring trouble to your body fitness. Contact dermatitis is a skin problem that occurs when the skin is exposed to irritants, which generally appears as a rash on the affected areas. It is observed that wearing socks made up of synthetic fibers can irritate the foot skin and cause contact dermatitis, eventually leading to foot burning pain. You can soak your foot in warm water to soften the skin. After 15-20 minutes use a pumice stone to gently scrub the corn surface and remove the dead skin. You can further tie a fresh slice of lemon on the affected area and remove it next morning. While the foot corn treatment can easily be done at home, you must make it a point to get it diagnosed from a doctor to know how serious the problem is. Untreated corn can lead to further complications. Also make sure you regularly follow foot care and take necessary precaution such as using the right footwear to avoid occurrence of foot corn. Plantar Fasciitis. The stretching or tearing of the plantar fascia, which supports the arch of the foot Treat plantar Fasciitis with heel pads, splinting and physical therapy. Sometimes shock wave treatments are used as an alternative to surgery. Traditionally, insoles (also called orthotics) are plastic inserts that are placed inside the shoe. The insert cups the heel as well supports the arch, but since they aren't flexible they don't extend along the full length of the foot These types of insoles are uncomfortable and ineffective for most flat-footed persons. Arch pain refers to inflammation or a burning sensation right in the arch area of the foot The plantar fascia, a broad band of fibrous tissue found at the bottom of the foot may become inflamed leading to arch pain. A podiatry Houston expert can treat calluses and corns with salicylic acid, cryotherapy, duct tape or even chemical treatment like gels and creams. Athlete's foot is a common occurrence caused by fungal infection. It is a red rash that develops between the toes and can be cured using creams, sprays, powders and tablets recommended by a podiatrist. Symptoms of Athlete's Foot include drying skin, itching, scaling, inflammation, and blisters on and between the toes. Athlete's Foot can spread to the soles of the feet and to the toenails as well as other parts of the body, which is why timely treatment is so important. Ulcers are skin wounds that are slow to heal. In the foot, as prominent metatarsal heads on the plantar (bottom of the foot) are subjected to increased pressure, the skin begins to become callused. When subjected to shearing forces, there is a separation between the layers on this callused skin, which fills with fluid and becomes contaminated and infected. The result is a foot ulcer. Arterial - Related to poor blood circulation to the lower extremity. This type of ulcer can be very painful and is usually found on the tips of toes, lower legs, ankle, heel, and top of the foot. It can very easily become infected 16.Never perform bathroom surgery on your corns and calluses. Also, never use those over-the-counter corn removers; the acid plaster in these products does not know when to stop and can cause nasty sores and infections! 18.Toe stretching exercises can be very helpful after taking off your shoes. This helps increase the circulation to the poor little tootsies that are cramped in your shoes. 19.Stretch your Achilles tendon and calf muscles at least every day if not twice a day. Regular stretching can help combat the shortening of the Achilles tendon that occurs from chronic wearing of high heel shoes. This shortening can lead to tendonitis and heel pain! Dry, scaly feet are a common problem. Feet are subjected to daily abuse, from undergoing the pressure of walking to being exposed to the elements. You can remove dead skin from your feet by performing a nightly foot treatment at home. This at-home dry skin foot treatment is not recommended for diabetics. Diabetics are susceptible to dangerous foot infections, and should treat dry skin and other foot conditions under medical supervision. Step 1 Use appropriate moistures to keep your feet hydrated, and always wear right fitting footwear. Too tight or too loose a shoe can lead to foot problems like bunions, corns and fungal infections. If you are able to get a lift and have a job that is not active and you can elevate your foot, you may be able to return after 1-2 weeks. Generally, patients return to work between 4-8 weeks depending on the type of job, activity levels and response to surgery. Although the healing process continues for up to 1 year, you should be able to return to impact type activity at around 3 months. This will depend on the type of operation you have and how you respond to surgery.