Match the corresponding numbers on the diagram below for a list of conditions that may be causing your foot and ankle pain.

Bottom (Plantar) View of Foot & Ankle

#1 Corns - a painful thickening or hardening of the skin, often caused by repeated friction and pressure from shoes and bone spurs.

Ingrown Toenail - When a portion of a toenail grows into the skin causing pain and irritation it is an ingrown toenail. If not treated properly can often lead to infection. 

Athlete's Foot - (Tinea Pedis) is a fungal infection on the skin of the foot that usually starts between the toes. 

Toe Fracture - a break in one of the phalanges (toes) bones. Treatment depends on the severity of the toe fracture.

#2 Metatarsalgia -  Forefoot pain. When the ball of the foot becomes painful and swollen. and swelling in the ball of the foot.

Morton’s Neuroma - pain and inflammation in the ball of the foot, and/or toes, caused by the swelling of tissues that surround the nerve. 

Diabetic Foot Ulcer - sore on the bottom of the foot or toes that occurs as a complication of type 1 and type II diabetes. 

Metatarsal Fracture - a break in one of the metatarsal bones of the foot. 

Metatarsal Stress Fracture - a small break or fissure in one of the metatarsal bones of the foot. 

#3 Sesamoiditis - 

Gout - a common type of arthritis found in the foot, caused by the build-up of uric acid in the blood.

Turf Toe - An injury to the big toe. Turf toe is a common injury among athletes that participate in sports such as track and field, soccer, football, basketball, lacrosse, rugby, and even tae kwon do.

Stress Fracture - a crack or small break in the bone

#4 Bunionette - (Tailor's Bunion) a foot deformity or bunion that develops on the little toe. 

Diabetic Forefoot Ulcer - Wounds that develop on the bottom of the forefoot, and are slow to heal. 

Plantar Warts - a lesion on the skin caused by Human Papilloma Virus.

Callus or Corn - The build-up of dead skin in an area.

5th Metatarsal Fracture - a break in one of the metatarsal bones. 

#5. 5th Metatarsal Fracture, Dancer’s Fracture, Jones Fractures

#6. Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Acquired Adult Flatfoot Deformity, Plantar Fibroma, Arthritis, Navicular Stress Fracture, Lisfranc, Plantar Fascia Rupture

#7. Overload Heel Pain, Calcaneal Fracture

#8. Plantar Fasciitis, - Calcaneal Fracture



This is meant for educational purposes only. If you have a foot or ankle problem schedule an appointment with a podiatrist - a foot and ankle specialist at Sol Foot & Ankle Centers in Long Beach, CA.

Contact your local podiatry office near you by calling 562-433-0478.