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Foot Pain Can Come From Using a Treadmill

When you take a step, the foot takes on the entire weight of your body. After a while, whether through exercise, weight gain, or simply aging, foot pain can become a part of life. This can be true whether you walk on pavement or use a treadmill to get in shape. A number of factors should be taken into account to determine the cause of treadmill-related foot pain. First on the list is footwear. Wearing the wrong shoes while on the treadmill can cause weight to be distributed poorly. When selecting the proper shoe, pay attention to arch support, the width of the toe box, and how the sole is constructed. Another cause of foot pain from treadmill walking may involve the incline being used. If it is too high, it may put tendons and ligaments at risk of injury. Working out on a treadmill may not be the best choice for people who are overweight, as the extra force with each step can increase the chances of incurring a foot injury. Finally, walking on a treadmill can cause plantar fasciitis and stress fractures, both of which are common repetitive stress foot injuries. For more information on foot pain related to treadmill exercise, it is suggested that you consult a podiatrist.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with Scott Matthews, DPM, MD from Salem Foot Care . Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.


Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Corns
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Arthritis (such as Gout, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis)
  • Flat Feet
  • Injury (from stress fractures, broken toe, foot, ankle, Achilles tendon ruptures, and sprains)
  • And more


To figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.


Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Wikesboro, NC . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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