Foot Tendonitis is an not-very-commonly used umbrella term for tendonitis issues affecting one or both feet.
Any tendonitis in foot issues are more commonly called either:
But if you have symptoms of tendonitis in the foot, then no matter what you call it, you need to get to work making those symptoms GO AWAY!
There is no real 'foot tendonitis'. That would mean that the entire foot has tendonitis. But tendonitis doesn't work that way.
You can have tendonitis in foot structures...specific structures where muscle connects to tendon connects to bone, that gets irritated and/or inflammed and/or painful
When people say 'foot tendonitis', the really mean that they have some sort of use related pain that they feel in their foot.
And your entire foot can hurt. Or just parts of it. But that doesn't mean that there's anything actually wrong with the foot itself.
You can have Tendonitis anywhere in the body. Make sure that you know what Tendonitis is. See: What Is Tendonitis?
What Causes Foot Tendonitis?
Question: Does repetitive motion cause foot tendonitis?
Question: Does basketball, baseball, football, running, soccer, jump rope, etc, cause foot tendinitis?
Question: If my foot hurts, does that mean there's a problem in/with my foot?
Answer: Not necessarily, no. More often than not, no.
So, what causes tendonitis foot symptoms?
There Are Three Main Factors That Cause Foot Tendinitis
#1. Muscle and connective tissue tightness
The tighter muscle and connective tissue is:
For everything you need to know about inflammation, see the Process of Inflammation page.
#3. Nutritional insufficiency
The body requires nutrition to function optimally. Muscles require nutrition to function optimally.
If you don't have that nutrition, you go downhill, in a variety of ways.
The Pain Causing Dynamic
Said another way, foot tendonitis is caused by The Pain Causing Dynamic.
The above three factors all work together to cause pain and problem.
There are many possible Foot Tendinitis Symptoms.
These symptoms can run from mild to severe to disabling.
These symptoms can be constant or 'comes-and-goes'.
These symptoms in the foot can show up just one at a time, or all at the same time.
These symptoms can cover all of the foot, some of the foot, a lot of the foot, or just a small specific spot.
Possible tendonitis in foot symptoms include:
Tendonitis symptoms in the foot usually start out mild, and then over time get worse and worse. Sometimes things get better before they get worse, but in general, once you start to hurt, over time it gets worse.
There's good reason for that.
Tendonitis is tendonitis, regardless of whether the symptoms are in your foot or forearm or shoulder or neck.
In the next section you'll see the different foot tendinitis types.
And there is some slight variation in treatment specifics, but all in all, you have to EFFECTIVELY reverse the three main factors you learned about up the page: muscle and connective tissue tightness, inflammation, and nutritional insufficiency.
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Want to know a SECRET to treating foot pain?
The VAST majority of foot tendonitis is NOT CAUSED BY A FOOT PROBLEM.
One of the MAJOR causes of foot pain is due to function in the LOWER LEG.
So your foot pain isn't really a foot problem, it's a lower leg problem. Unfortunately your doctor and your podiatrist won't tell you that (because for some mind boggling reason...they don't know).
Why get Plantar Fasciitis Surgery on your foot when it's a problem with the lower leg structures not working optimally? Surgery is a very poor and dangerous treatment option, in my humble opinion.
See the Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendointis links below for more treatment info.
Foot Tendonitis generally breaks down into one of the following three categories:
Plantar Fasciitis, where the foot is painful, achy, weak, etc.
Ankle Tendonitis. You can have pain on the ankle AND symptoms that you feel in the feet.
Achilles Tendonitis that you feel in the heel, and/or have symptoms of painful/achy feet.
It's important to know that just because you feel pain in your foot, that DOES NOT mean that the problem is CAUSED in the foot or by the foot itself.
Foot pain usually is caused somewhere else and you just -feel- the pain/problem in the foot.
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