Top of foot pain is a general term that is used to describe any pain in the top of the foot and it is not a specific diagnosis.Commonly top of foot pain may be a shooting pain that can be found on the top surface of the foot nearby the second toe. Occasionally the pain could be located across the 3rd and 4th metatarsal. There are 2 ways that you will get top of foot pain. Top of foot pain might be caused by a stress fracture or tendonitis of a metatarsal tendon. When a high load activity like running is done with injuries like heel pain, shin pain and other injuries, this mixture can result in top of the foot pain. Periodically top of the foot pain is so severe that standing for brief times can be very painful. The reason behind this extreme discomfort is a issue known as over pronation. You can manage the pain by wearing foot orthotics. There are more factors which will lead to top of foot pain. Ganglions that are sacs of jelly-like liquid occur just after a tear in the joint capsules. The ganglions form on top of the foot and are also reasons for top of foot pain.
The additional causes are Morton’s Neuroma which is a problem commonly seen by Podiatrists. It is an inflammation of a nerve which is between the 3rd and 4th metatarsal bones. In this case the bones get squeezed together and pinch the nerve that's between the two. The pain from this can occasionally trigger top of foot pain. Also claw toes can cause top of foot pain. In this condition one of the toes is bent sideways. This bent look causes the toes to seem misshapen. As a result of the toe being bent upwards it is difficult to put on shoes and sometimes it’s painful to walk. For this reason hammer toes may give rise to top of foot pain.
There are many other foot injuries that will result in top of foot pain. The simplest way to help handle this disorder is to wear insoles which give some support and relief to your feet. The insoles handle the main cause of the foot discomfort which then causes top of foot pain. The foot orthotics stop the discomfort from happening again. The other way that you can help reduce the effects of top of foot pain is by wearing foot wraps. These have been built to give pain relief to the top of foot discomfort. This foot wrap will help you move about without feeling lots of pain. By putting on a foot wrap you aren't limited to one place, and your pain is light. In the event that you are not getting anywhere with this disorder, then it might be worth it to visit a podiatrist.