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What causes the bottom of your feet to hurt?

Thank you for contacting IPFH. There are many conditions that can cause pain on the soles of the feet. You don't describe the exact nature of your pain or where specifically it is on the bottom of your feet, but there are different types of pain (deep soreness, burning, sharp pain, superficial pain on the skin of the feet, etc.) that can be indicattive of different conditions. Your best bet is to consult your primary care physician or a foot health professional who can help identify the reason for the pain and then make recommendations on how to remedy it. You can use our foot pain self assessment tool to find out some possible causes of the pain, but please understand that this tool is not for diagnosing foot conditions, nor is it a substitute for a professional medical consultation. We hope you will get a medical opinion, and that you will soon be pain free.

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