Why do my foot joints ache so much?

It can be frustrating to come home at the end of the day with aching feet and painful joints. The wear and tear on your feet as you age can result in a few conditions that may be the reason for your discomfort. One cause could be a common condition called bursitis. There are small, fluid-filled sacs called bursae that cushion your bones where they meet. The bursae in the heel and the base of the big toe, areas that are exposed to repetitive motion, can become inflamed and result in aching pain.

Having a foot deformity such as hammertoes or bunions that often cause extra pressure on your foot structure could be the reason for joint pain. Another could be inflammation due to osteoarthritis. The cartilage at the ends of your bones can wear down over time, which lets them rub against each other and results in inflammation and pain.


It is important to find out why your joints are painful to obtain the right treatment. Many of these situations will only worsen over time without intervention, so call Dr. Danciger today at (760) 568-0108 for an appointment.

Dr. Harvey Danciger
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Dr. Harvey Danciger is a podiatrist and foot surgeon in Palm Desert, CA specializing in the foot and ankle