Many Australians underestimate their foot pain on a daily basis. After all, what is the harm in putting up with a slightly aching foot? In fact, many of these initial displays of foot pain are preliminary signs of a problem that could get much worse if left untreated. Every day, podiatrists treat chronic or severe foot problems that could have been prevented if the patient had come in earlier. Don't let it get to that stage if you have these varieties of foot pain.