Home > Medical > Foot health > Common foot problems Common foot problems All sections in Feet » About Feet » Common Foot Problems » Diabetic Feet » FAQs » General » Health Tips » Kid's Feet » Multimedia » Sportsmen's Feet » Stressed Feet Foot aches and pains during pregnancy While morning sickness, fatigue, and back pain are regular complaints during pregnancy, foot problems are just as common, mostly during the last trimester. Neuromas Neuromas are enlarged, benign growths of nerves, most commonly between the third and fourth toes. They are caused by bones and other tissue rubbing against the nerves. Plantar fasciitis - from Natural Standard Plantar fasciitis is a common condition involving the degeneration, inflammation, and irritation of the plantar fascia in one or both feet. The plantar fascia is a thick tissue band in the bottom of the foot that connects the heel bone to the toe and forms the arch. The inflammation and degeneration may cause acute, stabbing pains in the heel. This pain is typically most noticeable with the first steps of the morning and may subside throughout the day. Pain may also occur after standing or being inactive for a long period of time. Ask Podiatrist » Quiz Foot problems? » Join Body Talk » Follow Health24 on Pinterest » The horror of high heels How high heels hurt your body Raynaud's disease Raynaud's disease is a condition that causes the blood vessels in the fingers, toes, nose, and ears to become constricted (narrowed) in response to cold temperatures or stress. Athlete's foot Athlete's foot refers to a dermatophyte infection of the spaces between the toes, usually between the fourth and fifth toes. Ingrown toenails Many people suffer from ingrown toenails and it is one of the conditions most frequently treated by podiatrists. Bone spurs A calcaneal spur (or heel spur) is a growth of calcium that resembles a spike or nail. It occurs where the tendons and ligaments attach to the heel bone, called the calcaneus. Sever's disease Sever's disease is a disorder caused by overuse or injury of growth plates in the calcaneus (the heel bone), commonly a result of repetitive exercise. The disorder is also called calcaneal apophysitis, the painful inflammation (swelling) of the heel growth plate. It was named in 1912 by J. W. Sever, MD, when he first described it in the New York Medical Journal as an overuse syndrome that occurs when a particular body part is injured from overexertion or excessive strain. Plantar fasciitis Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the fascia on the sole of the foot. Blisters A blister is a small fluid-filled sac that forms between layers of the skin. They are often caused by the wearing of new, ill-fitting shoes. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.