Common Foot Problems

Your Complete Guide To Orthotics

NetStep™ custom orthotics are designed to address specific foot problems. By providing support and alignment for the bones in the feet, they can help to reduce pain and improve function. Here are some of the most common problems that custom orthotics can address.


Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles tendonitis can be caused by overuse injuries, such as repetitive jumping or sprinting. It can also be caused by acute trauma, like a fall or direct blow to the area.



Bunions can be painful, making it difficult to wear shoes or walk. If you have a bunion, several treatment options are available.


A callus is an area of thickened skin that forms in response to repeated friction or pressure. If left untreated, calluses can become painful and lead to other problems, such as infection.

Claw Toes

Claw toes get their name from the way they look. Instead of lying flat, the toes point at the end like a claw. This happens when the tendons that normally hold your toes in place get too tight.



Corns are small, hard growths that typically form on the toes. They can be very painful, and often cause discomfort when wearing shoes.

Diabetic Foot

Diabetic foot is a condition that can occur in people with diabetes. It happens when there is nerve damage or poor blood circulation to the feet, which can lead to infections, sores, and ulcers.


Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy occurs when high blood sugar levels damage the nerves. Over time, this damage can lead to a loss of sensation in the extremities, as well as muscle weakness and paralysis.


Foot Injuries

Foot injuries can occur anywhere on the foot, from the toes to the ankle. They can be caused by a variety of things, including trauma, overuse, or underlying medical conditions.


Gout is a general term for a variety of conditions caused by too much uric acid in the body, usually affecting the feet.


Hammer Toes

Hammertoe is a foot deformity that happens when the muscles, tendons, or ligaments that normally keep the toe straight are out of balance. This deformity can be caused by the shoes you wear, the way your feet are built, injuries, and even some diseases.

Heel Spurs

Heels spurs is a foot condition that causes a bony-like growth under the heel bone. It is caused by repeated stress on the heel, which leads to the accumulation of calcium.


Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenail happens when the corner or side of a toenail grows into the soft flesh. This causes pain, redness, swelling, and sometimes an infection. Most of the time, they happen on the big toe.


Mallet Toes

Periodic toe pain can be caused by daily wear and tear on our feet. Mallet toe development, however, is different. You might have problems putting on shoes, walking comfortably, or carrying out daily tasks.


Metatarsalgia is an inflammation of the ball of your foot that can be very painful. It is often caused by overuse injuries from running and jumping sports. It can also be caused by shoes that don't fit right, foot problems, or diseases like arthritis.

Morton’s Toe

Morton's toe is a painful condition that affects the ball of your foot, most often the area between your third and fourth toes. You may feel stinging, burning or numbness in the affected toes.


Osteoarthritis develops as a result of deteriorating protective cartilage at the ends of bones. Although osteoarthritis can harm any joint, it most frequently affects the hands, knees, hips, and spine joints.


Overlapping Toes

When toes grind against shoes or carry more weight than they should, overlapping toes can cause foot pain. As a result, you could develop painful corns or calluses.



When the arch of the foot drops abnormally downward or inward, it is said to be overpronating. This condition is known medically as "pes planus" or "flexible flatfoot." It is frequently referred to as flat feet.

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is an inflammation of the thick band of tissue that links the heel bone to the toes. Physiotherapy, shoe inserts, steroid injections, and surgery are all available as treatments.
Post-Tib Tendonitis

Post-Tib Tendonitis

One of the most frequent issues with the foot and ankle is the posterior tibial tendon malfunctioning. It happens when the posterior tibial tendon swells or tears.


Turf Toe

Turf toe occurs when the ligaments surrounding the big toe joint, which primarily serves as a hinge to allow up and down mobility, are strained.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis, often known as RA, is an autoimmune and inflammatory condition in which your immune system unintentionally destroys healthy cells in your body, leading to inflammation in the areas of your body affected.