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Foot Pain and Fibromyalgia

Patients who have fibromyalgia can have pain anywhere in their bodies, including the feet. This type of pain can greatly impact the quality of life because walking is such an essential function. Those who have fibromyalgia and foot pain have described it as a burning sensation on the bottom of the feet. It can also be uncomfortable as the shoes touch the soles or tops of the feet. The reason some people with this ailment have foot pain is unknown, but some studies have shown the nerves of the feet may get triggered. Additionally, the inflammation that comes with fibromyalgia can affect the fascia, which is a band of tissue that runs from the heel to the toes. The plantar fascia is on the bottom of the foot and helps to support the arch and the joint just below the ankle. There may also be coexisting conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus that can exasperate the foot pain felt with fibromyalgia. Left untreated, foot pain and a change in gait can lead to problems in the rest of the body. If you have fibromyalgia and are experiencing foot pain, it is suggested that you see a podiatrist who can provide the best treatment for you.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with the foot specialists from Table Mountain Foot and Ankle. Our doctors 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 Wheat Ridge, CO . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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