There are many causes for neuropathic pain. Neuropathic pain is due to damage or injury to small nerve fibers. Pain is usually sharp, burning, and shooting in nature. Patients may experience pain to non-painful stimulus.
This is the most common cause of heel pain. The plantar fascia, a band of tough tissue connecting the heel bone to the toes, becomes irritated or inflamed. Heel pain, worst in the morning when getting out of bed, is the most common symptom. Arch pain may also be present.
Foot pain is often caused by arthritis. Arthritis pain is caused by inflammation of a joint in the ankle or toes.
This pain syndrome is commonly misdiagnosed is a form of chronic pain that effects arms and legs. Typically develops after an injury, surgery, stroke or heart attack, but the pain is out of proportion to the severity of the initial injury. This can lead to symptoms of swelling, hair growth or loss, skin and toe nail changes, temperature changes, loss of function and severe pain to touch.