Foot Pain: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment
Foot pain begins – for no apparent reason – most often from the lower back to the buttocks and then spread to the back of the thigh and lower leg and foot, and even the ends of the fingers.
Sometimes the pain may move to the front of and inside of the thighs. The pain may be more severe in the case of more changes in the spine.
You should not postpone the visit to the doctor until the pain up to the maximum. It is better to be early treatment before the worsening of pain.
Feet Pain Causes
The main reason for foot pain is inflammation and compressed nerve roots in the spine, and the fiber in the lower part of the spine.
The same root syndrome that occurs due to pressure on the nerve roots in the upper part of the lumbar region, causing lower back pain.
This syndrome, continuing for a long time period. Pain can stop the movement of the person completely and increases when the slightest movement and accompanied by a reflex spasm of the muscles, which also affects the occurrence mechanism.
Thus, the muscle spasm enhances the irritation of the sciatic nerve and increases the prevalence of pain in the lower back and buttocks area. And forming pain called sciatica since the issue is related to the largest nerve bundle in the human body – the sciatic nerve.
Other reasons for foot pain
- Injuries and their consequences
- Diseases of the body systems
- Myositis, arthritis, inflammation of the leg joints, inflammation of tendons
- Varicose veins, inflammation of the arteries and a blood clot in the deep and superficial veins
- Overload on the lower limbs
- Hormonal disorders
Diagnosis of foot pain
To make an accurate diagnosis of the disease, which is a symptom of foot pain, it is necessary to do a series of tests. Moreover, we must in the first place to avoid dangerous situations that threaten the patient’s life – such as a vein inflammation, blood clotting, artery clogging and tumors of cancer and infectious diseases, etc.
Moreover, we must in the first place to avoid dangerous situations that threaten the patient’s life – such as a vein inflammation, blood clotting, artery clogging and tumors of cancer and infectious diseases, etc.
To confirm that the origin of pain in the foot uses X-ray imaging of the spine in several places. Imaging the joints of the pelvis and hip using X-ray, magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography – are the methods that give as much information available at the present time.
The treatment of foot pain
In a case of unbearable pain in the legs, which can occur in the event of a herniated disc in the lower back area, the doctor trapping pain area using narcotic medications -novocaine, lidocaine, etc? In addition, you can take painkillers in the form of tablets or by injection.
For the treatment of symptoms, it is also used anti-inflammatory drugs, a series of steroid – diclofenac, ibuprofen, and others. And the use of ointments containing the same components in the area of pain. Creams and ointments can also contain sedative substances.
In the clinic: doctor prescribes some muscle relaxants medication to help remove the muscle spasm. Then begins therapy session based on minerals and vitamins, including a special focus on the vitamins which are essential for nerve tissue.
Ways to improve blood circulation: Aktovegin, Kaventan and other – help to improve blood circulation in the affected area and show pathological metabolic components that help in the formation of the pain syndrome, for example, lactic acid.
Manual therapy plays an important role in the removal of foot pain. Deep manual therapy helps to edit the nerve fibers from a case of the pressure, and remove the muscle spasm, and work on relaxing of muscles.
Exercise and physical therapy, and other techniques enhance the effects of therapy and help to strengthen the muscles.
Foot Pain: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment, Last Updated: 27/1/2018
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