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Causes of Night Foot Pain

Every day, foot pain affects millions of people worldwide, ranging from dull aches to sharp stings. Some experience foot pain solely at night, disrupting their sleep quality. One common cause is plantar fasciitis, where the tissue running from the foot's front through the arch to the heel becomes inflamed, often worsened by factors like flat feet or tight calf muscles. Another foot pain culprit is Morton’s neuroma, which is characterized by pinching or inflammation around the nerves in your toes and can lead to burning or shooting pains. Pregnancy-related changes in calcium levels may cause leg and foot cramps. Diabetes can damage foot nerves due to high blood sugar levels. Fibromyalgia sufferers often experience widespread pain, including in the feet, exacerbated at night by low cortisol levels. Lifestyle factors and foot anatomy also contribute to nighttime foot pain. If you are experiencing persistent nighttime foot pain, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist for a proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with one of our podiatrists from Bangor Podiatry. Our doctors will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.


Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Corns
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Arthritis (such as Gout, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis)
  • Flat Feet
  • Injury (from stress fractures, broken toe, foot, ankle, Achilles tendon ruptures, and sprains)
  • And more


To figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.


Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Bangor, Brodheadsville, and Bethlehem, PA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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