A risk factor is something that raises the chances of getting a health problem. A person can get foot pain with or without the risk factors listed below. The chances of getting foot pain are greater in people who have many risk factors.
Foot pain is more common in children and older adults. Women may also be at higher risk from wearing high-heeled shoes.
Other risk factors are:
Foot care 101. American Podiatric Medical Association website. Available at:
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Foot complications. American Diabetes Association website. Available at: https://www.diabetes.org/diabetes/complications/foot-complications. Accessed May 5, 2020.
Foot pain and problems. Johns Hopkins Medicine website. Available at: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/foot-pain-and-problems. Accessed May 5, 2020.
Last reviewed February 2020 by
EBSCO Medical Review Board
Warren A. Bodine, DO, CAQSM
Last Updated: 3/30/2021