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Foot Pain and Vitamin D

Foot pain can develop in individuals for any number of different reasons. In fact, foot pain and complications associated with the feet are so wide-ranging that an entire field of medicine is dedicated to this question. One often overlooked cause of foot pain is associated with low levels of Vitamin D. This vitamin is a fat-soluble vitamin. When the body’s levels of Vitamin D become too low, the human body will try to alert an individual by manifesting pain in the feet. Pain might also be felt in the ankles as well. As a result of diminished levels of Vitamin D, an individual can be at an increased risk of falling or suffering from tripping. If you think that this might describe you, consider contacting a chiropodist today who can help you manage any problems you might be having with your feet or ankles.

Foot pain can have many causes. To receive an accurate diagnosis and treatment for your foot pain, please consult with Paul A. Scotti, D.Ch from West Toronto Foot & Ankle Clinic Inc. . Our chiropodist will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment. 


There are a variety of different conditions that can cause foot pain, including: 

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Deformities, such as bunions or hammertoes

  • Injuries to the muscles, bones, tendons, or ligaments in the feet

  • Arthritis

  • Flat feet

  • Ingrown toenails


The type and location of your foot pain can help determine what may be causing it and what type of treatment options are best for you. 

Common types of foot pain include: 

  • Heel pain

  • Arch pain

  • Toe pain

  • Ball of foot pain

  • Pain that has a stabbing, burning, or tingling quality

  • Pain that is constant, intermittent, or that gets better or worse depending on the situation 


A thorough medical history and physical examination of your feet will be required to determine a diagnosis. Imaging studies, such as X-rays or MRIs may be performed to rule out or confirm certain diagnoses. 


Treatment will depend on the cause of the pain. Common treatments for foot pain include resting, icing, compressing, and elevating the affected foot, wearing orthotics, or taking anti-inflammatory medications. 

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

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