Pain in the foot
Encyclopedia Symptoms / / August 12, 2017
Alternative names: foot pain
pain or discomfort can be felt anywhere in the foot, including the heel, toes, feet on the crest or in the lower leg (at the bottom)..
- pain in the ankle;
- heel pain.
Common causes of pain in the foot
leg pain may be associated with the following:
- standing on your feet or walking on foot for a long period of time;
- foot deformity from birth;
- shoes with poor damping;
- too much walking or other sports activities.
Leg pain can be caused by:
- arthritis and gout - they are usually in the big toe, which becomes red and swollen;
- broken bones;
- Bursitis (shot from the base of the thumb to wear shoes with a narrow toe);
- corns and calluses: thickened skin from friction or pressure.Calluses are on the toes or heels;
- fingers "hammer" - fingers that grow down claws;
- Morton's Neuroma (or:. Interdigital neuroma, intertarsal neuroma, neuroma of the foot - a benign thickening in the nerves of the foo
- plantar fasciitis (. A disease whose main symptom - pain in the heel, arising out of or aggravated by stress Pain is most often caused by inflammatory and degenerative changes of the plantar fascia, the less it can be associated with traumatization of surrounding soft tissue bony growths);
- plantar warts (sores on the soles of the feet due to the pressure on them);
What if it hurts stop
following tips to ease the pain in the legs:
- apply ice to reduce pain and swelling;
- lift painful leg as high as possible;
- reduce its activity until you feel better;
- wear pads in the shoes to prevent rubbing and irritation of the legs;
- use painkillers - such as Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen.
Other steps for home foot care depends on what is causing the patient's pain in the legs.
advise the patient to see a doctor or nurse if he:
- have sudden, severe pain feet;
- leg pain came after injury, especially if the leg - bleeding or bruising, or if the pain when put something heavy on it;
- the patient has redness or swelling of the joint, an open sore or ulcer on the leg, or had high body temperature;
- the patient has pain in his leg and at the same time - dependent diabetes mellitus, or a disease that affects the blood flow;
- leg does not feel better after the treatment at home for 1-2 weeks.
doctor will diagnostic examination, focusing on the legs, back, posture and the way the patient is.
doctor will ask the patient questions about his symptoms and his medical history - such as
- you feel pain pain in one or both legs;
- which part of the foot hurts;
- pain moves from joint to joint and are always localized in one place;
- pain begins suddenly or slowly;
- how long lasting pain;
- if it becomes worse at night or when the patient first wake up in the morning;
- when the foot is getting better;
- if anything the patient is taking when feeling better or worse;
- is there any other symptoms of the patient;
- whether the patient numbness in the fingers.
X-rays can help the doctor diagnose the cause of pain in the legs.
feet Treatment depends on the exact cause of the pain.Treatment may include:
- plaster, if a patient broke a bone;
- removal of plantar warts or calluses specialist;
- orthotics (insoles supenatory) shoe;
- physiotherapy, to facilitate work-weary leg muscles;
- foot surgery.
Prevention of pain in the foot
following steps can prevent foot problems and foot pain:
- wear comfortable, well-fitting shoes with good support and shock absorption feet;
- Wear loose shoes;
- we recommend avoiding shoes with a narrow toe and high heels;
- Wear shoes as often as possible, especially when walking fast;
- change shoes often;
- Warm up and relax during exercise, doing stretching;
- gradually, over time, increase the amount of exercise, so as not to over load legs;
- lose weight, if the leg pain due to overload;
- learn exercises to strengthen the legs and avoid pain.This can help flat feet and other foot problems.