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Strenuous activities such as running, jumping, and kicking are some of the common reasons for pain on top of foot. If you have taken up a new activity or have suddenly started doing a strenuous activity, you are more likely to suffer from the foot problems. Some such foot problems are stress fractures, Extensor Tendonitis, Tibialis Anterior Tendonitis, gout, Athlete’s foot, Tarsal Coalition, flat feet, and degenerative arthritis. If you are suffering from pain on top of foot, give your legs some rest. Discontinue all your strenuous activities, and apply ice to the painful area of your foot. Consult a podiatrist or a general physician if the pain persists for more than a week. Let us now look at some common foot problems that cause pain on top of foot. Call Houston Podiatrist Sherman Nagler with any foot Ailments.

Stress Fractures

It is one of the common sports injuries, caused due to overuse of the foot muscles. When the muscles become fatigued, they are no longer able to absorb the excess shock and, eventually, they pass on the shock to the bones, causing tiny cracks. These tiny cracks are called stress fractures. In most cases, the cracks occur in the weight-bearing bones of the foot i.e. the metatarsal bones.