People often don’t realize how foot health affects their quality of life until every step they take causes pain. Whether the pain stems from an accident, plantar fasciitis, or another common cause doesn’t matter nearly as much as finding lasting relief. Unfortunately, typical treatments such as steroid injections and wearing special shoe inserts often bring only a temporary reduction in foot pain. In recent years, more foot pain sufferers have turned to alternative therapies such as acupuncture to get the help they need. Exploring the Common Causes of Foot Pain With a total of 38 bones, the foot contains more bones, tendons, and ligament than any other part of the.