Top of the Foot Pain

Pain in the top of your foot is, well, a pain. You can’t wear shoes comfortably, and it might hurt each time you take a step. There are several conditions that can cause top of the foot pain, so it’s important to call our office for an evaluation to make sure you get a proper diagnosis and treatment.

Possible Causes of Top of Foot Pain 

  • Foot neuroma – This is a painful inflammation or thickening of the tissue around the nerves that lead out into your toes.
  • Dorsal exostosis – If you have a bony bump on the top of your foot that hurts, it’s likely a dorsal exostosis. It’s similar to a bunion, but doesn’t make your toe point in a strange direction.
  • Dorsal compression syndrome – Some top-of-foot pain is a result of the foot flattening out, which places abnormal pressure on the foot.
  • Stress fracture – With 26 bones in the feet, stress fractures are not uncommon. We see a lot of metatarsal stress fractures, particularly among runners and athletes.
  • Arthritis – There are several places in the foot where arthritis might attack.

We’ll examine your feet, discuss your symptoms and history, possibly take an X-ray, and get you on the path to recovery.

If you are experiencing foot pain, call our office or make an online appointment


Staff was extremely friendly and professional. They took us back immediately and no waiting for doctor to come in. Dr Settles-Carter was amazing with my little girl. She took her time and explained every detail to my daughter. As we were leaving my little girl said Dr Settles-Carter was the best doctor ever. Coming from a 10yr old.

Bert King

It took some work, and patience, but my feet are much better now. Dr. Freels worked with me to find exercises, and more importantly, the right shoe to wear. So nice not to dread going into work, for the pain of simply walking. Despite what another review here says, they've never tried to sell me any shoes there, have always left the choice up to me.

Robert Griffith

The staff was very courteous. However, the care provided by Dr. Carter and the staff in the back was exceptional! I finally had answers for my health concerns and issues and a course or plan of treatment including the costs of the services they provide. I especially liked the hours of operation...I can see a doctor for the treatment I need without having to use my personal and sick days! Love the flexibility. Lastly, the ambiance esthetics were relaxing and beautiful.

Bonnie Ogle Taylor

The entire staff at Lexington Podiatry was very welcoming and friendly. Jill went out of her way to make sure my daughter was taken care of. We appreciate being seen so quickly (it would have taken weeks to have seen an orthopedist for her foot injury). Now, she is on the road to recovery! Great office, thanks everyone!

Team Wade 24

Had a great experience! Everyone was very nice, it was clean, the doctor took time to listen to me. She showed me my x-rays and explained them to me. I would recommend them to family and friends.

Heather Purvis

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