Foot Pain Explained

Foot pain is one of the most common afflictions that affect people worldwide. Recent studies suggest that as many as 3 out of 4 people have suffered some form of foot pain over their lifetime. Pain is usually an indicator that something is wrong and needs attention, a sort of message from the body to change something.

Follow the links below to navigate to your specific foot pain, or you can "CLICK WHERE YOUR FOOT HURTS" foot pain finder.

Foot Pain

Achilles Pain & Achilles Tendonitis 
Achilles Bursitis
Achilles Tendon Rupture
Ankle Sprains
Anterior Compartment Syndrome
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
Articular Cartilage Damage
Athletes Foot
Bakers Cyst (Popliteal cyst)
Bruised Heels / Fat Pad Contusions
Bunions (Hallux Abducto Valgus) 
Calcaneal Bursitis / Heel Bursitis 
Calcaneal Stress Fractures / Heel Stress Fractures 
Calf Muscle Cramps
Calf muscles strains
Children's Pains (Severs Disease / Osgoodschlatters Syndrome)
Compartment syndrome in the lower leg
Contusions and Bruises
Crossover Toe
Corns and Callus
Cuboid Syndrome
Dry Skin and Cracked Heels
Extensor Tendonopathy / Tendinopathy
Flat Feet / Collapsed Arches
Foot Pain 
Freibergs Disease
Fungal Nails and Onychomycosis
Gout and the foot
Hammer Toes
Heel Pain / Plantar Fasciitis / Heel Spur
Heel Spurs - bony heel spurs and treatment options
Heel Spurs and Plantar Fasciitis
High Arched Feet - Pes Cavus - Inverted Foot Types
How to cut your toe nails
How To Diagnose and Treat Discoloured Thick and Fungal Nails
Illiotibial band pain / Lateral (outside) knee pain 
Inflammation of Hamstrings Tendon
Inflammation of Qaudriceps tendon
Inflammed flexor tendons of the toes
Ingrown Nails and Onychocryptosis
In Toeing
Jumpers knee Patellar tendon inflammation and rupture
Lateral ankle ligament sprains (inversion ankle sprains)
Lateral Cartilage Meniscus Abnormality
Lateral Compartment Syndrome
Lateral Knee Ligament Sprain
Lateral Meniscus Tear
Limb Length Discrepancy (Different Length Legs)
Lisfranc's Fracture Dislocation
Lower Back Pain
Knee Pain / Chondromalacia
Kohler's Disease
Mallet Toes
Medial Calcaneal Nerve Entrapment
Medial Ligament Sprain
Medial Meniscus Injury
Metatarsalgia / Ball of Foot Pain / Mortons Neuroma
Metatarsal Fractures and Metatarsal Stress Fractures
Mid tarsal joint sprain
Navicular Stress Fractures
Osgood Schlatters Disease - Knee pain in children
Osteochondritis Dissecans
Osteoarthritis of the knee
Overlapping Toes
Over pronation
Patella and Synovial Plica
Patella Dislocation
Patellofemoral Instability
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
Peroneal Tendinopathy and Tendonitis
Peroneal tendon subluxation
Pes Planus - Flat feet
Plantar fascia nodule
Plantar Fat Pad Atrophy - Ball of Foot Pain
Posterior Compartment Syndrome
Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
Posterior Impingement Syndrome
Pre patella bursitis
Retrocalcaneal Exostosis / Haglunds Deformity / Pump Bump
Runners Knee
Rupture of the hamstrings tendon / hamstring tendon strain
Severs Disease - heel pain and growing pains in children
Shin Pain and Shin Splints
Sinus Tarsi Syndrome / Outside Ankle Pain 
Skin Fungal Infections and Treatment
Smelly Sweaty Feet 
Stress Fractures of the Foot
Stress Fractures of Talus
Subungual Exostosis
Talar Dome Fractures
Tarsal Coalition
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Tinea and Athletes Foot
Tired Aching Legs 
Turf Toe
Tyoloma's and Pinch Callous
Verruca and Warts




Achilles Soleus Stretch
Calf Stretching Routine - how to increase calf flexibility
Calf Stretch Step
Calf Stretch Floor
Cat Arch Back Stretch
Deep Gluteal Buttock Stretch
Gluteal Buttock Side Stretch
Gluteal Buttock Stretch Back
Gluteal Buttock Stretch Lying
Gluteal Buttock Stretch Sitting
Groin Stretch
Groin Stretch Sitting
Hamstring Stretch Sitting
Hamstring Stretch Standing
Hip and Thigh Stretch
Illiotibial Band Wall Stretch
Lateral Hip Stretch
Lumbar Extension Stretch
Lumbar Spine Rocking Stretches
Lying Hamstring Stretch
Plantar Fascia Stretch
Quadriceps Kneeling
Quadriceps Stretch Side Lying
Quadriceps Stretch Standing
Roll Up Back Stretches
Sitting Side Bend Stretch
Soleus Achilles Tendon Stretch
Soleus Calf Plantar Fascia Stretch
Top of Foot Stretch


Orthotics / Orthotic / What are orthotics?


Anti Inflammatory Medications
Benefits of Stretching
Evolution of Walking
General Foot Health Tips 
Good Things to Look for in a Shoe 
How to tie your shoe laces - learn to tie your shoes
How to choose a basketball shoe
How to choose golf shoes
How to choose gym shoes
How to choose hiking boots
How to choose kids and school shoes
How to choose a netball shoe
How to choose rugby boots
How to choose a running shoe
How to choose a squash shoe
How to choose a tennis shoe
How to choose a work boot
How to wear in orthotics
Running Shoe Technology
Windlass Mechanism in the Foot and Foot Pain

Video Faq

What are the orthotics made from?
How can orthotic innersole help both high and low arched feet?
How long do orthotics last?
How often should wear my orthotic orthotics?
How should I care for my orthotics?
Do orthotics cause foot irritation?
What shoes can orthotics fit into?
What are different orthotic sizes?
What are orthotics used to treat?
When should I seek professional help?
Who needs orthotics?
Will orthotics weaken my foot?
Can Orthotic orthotics make bad or average shoes into good shoes?
What are orthotic orthotics?
Why would i buy orhtoitcs online, dont they need to be fitted?
What are the best docpods?
What side goes agains foot in gel soft?
How to trim docpods orthotics to fit into shoes
What shoes are best for tennis?
What shoes are best for footy?
What shoes are best for basketball?
What shoes are best for running?
What insole offers the best cushioning?
What insole offers the best support?
What are abnormal signs of wear on the shoes?
If I don’t like them can I bring them back?
Will they wreck my shoes?
Will I be able to stop wearing them after years of using them?
What makes these better than any other insole?
How many of these have been sold before?
Are they okay to use if I have Diabetes?
Will they stop my feet from sweating, getting hot, stinking?
What are the features of a good sock?


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1. Measure your existing shoe insole:

 1. Measure from your heel to ball of foot:


2. Then compare your measurements from above to match the product size charts below:
(you can trim to fit the insoles by approximately 1cm)

Docpods Regular Size Guide - for Slimline, 3 Quarter, Sports

Size  cm cm cm
Small  4-7  4-8  3-6.5  4-7.5  35-40 16  16.3  25.8
Medium  7-9   8-10  6-9  7-10  39-43  17.4 17.2  27.4
Large   9-13  10-14  8-12  9-13  42-47 19.3   18.2 29.4

Docpods Ultra Size Guide - for Ultra Soft

EURO  34  35.5-37.5  38-40  40.5-42  42.5-44  44.5-46.5
UK  2.5  3-4.5  5-6.5  7-8  8.5-9.5  10-12
US MENS  4-5  5.5-6  6.5-7.5  8-9  9.5-10.5  11-13.5
US WOMENS  3.5-5  5.5-7  7.5-9  9.5-10.5  11-12  13-14
LENGTH (cm) 23.2cm 24.9cm 26.2cm 28.8cm 30cm  31.2cm

Docpods Kids Size Guide - for Docpods Kids Fit only

XXS 12-1  19.5cm 13cm 
XS 2-3 22.4cm  15.3cm 

Docpods Foot Pillow - Trim to Fit

  S L
US MENS  4.5 - 9  9 - 13
US WOMENS  6 - 10  10 - 14
LENGTH (cm) 26.5cm 29.2cm