Causes of Pain on the Inside of the Foot

One of the most common causes of pain on the inside of the foot is posterior tibial tendonitis. It occurs when the all-important posterior tibial tendon becomes inflamed, usually from overuse. This tendon starts in the back of the leg, runs under the ankle, and attaches to the inside of the foot. The posterior tibial tendon helps to slow you down as your foot hits the ground and then pushes you forward with each step. If that motion is repeated during a workout, or if your feet flatten too much as you walk or run, the posterior tibial tendon can become overworked and painful. One way to stop this from happening is to find footwear that helps to stabilize the foot, support the arch, and keep the foot from rolling inward. Another way is to be fitted by a podiatrist for custom orthotics. It is important to note that substantial pain under the foot may indicate a torn tendon, and you may wish to seek immediate medical attention. If you are experiencing pain on the inside of the foot, it is a good idea to consult a podiatrist to determine the cause and get the proper treatment for you.  

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with Scott Samera, DPM from Samera / Foot + Ankle. Our doctor 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 office located in Lake City and Branford, FL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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