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Nearly all causes of foot pain can be grouped under one of the following:
Arthritic Conditions. Arthritic conditions, particularly osteoarthritis and gout, can cause foot pain. Although rheumatoid arthritis almost always develops in the hand, the ball of the foot can also be affected.
Obesity. Obesity can cause foot and ankle pain.
Pregnancy. Pregnancy can cause fluid buildup and swollen feet. The increased weight and imbalance of pregnancy contributes to foot stress.
Medications. Some medications, such as calcitonin and drugs used for high blood pressure, can cause foot swelling.
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