People who walk, jog, or run often experience throbbing foot pain. Throbbing foot pain usually comes and goes over time based upon the activities in which one is engaged. Common causes of foot throbbing include arthritis, nerve irritation, and plantar fasciitis. Throbbing can also be caused by restrictive shoes, especially high-heeled shoes, as well as the pressure that comes along with obesity.
Remedies may be as simple as wearing different shoes or losing weight. You can also treat throbbing foot pain using ice packs, such as the Icy Feet cold pack, designed to make icing easy.