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Foot Pain: Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors, Prevention & Treatment

Foot pain can occur anywhere form your toes to your Achilles tendon at ht he back of your heel and can often be caused by arthritis.  Injury may have an intense burning pain, numbness, or tingling. Foot pain can be associated with a pinched nerve in the lower back and will generally have leg pain as well.  Even relatively mild foot pain should be taken seriously and treated as soon as possible.  If foot pain is not addressed fractures that extend into the joint can later cause arthritis and others may overtime develop compartment syndrome from nerve or blood vessel damage. Neuropathy (numbness) can occur and is often a result of prolonged foot injury.  

Symptoms of Foot Pain

  1. Severe pain or swelling
  2. Unable to walk or put weight on your foot
  3. Burning pain, numbness, or tingling
  4. Difficulty walking on heels
  5. Unstable ankles and unable to walk on toes

Causes of Foot Pain

  1. Injury
  2. Overuse
  3. Arthritis
  4. Diabetes
  5. Hammertoe
  6. Bunions
  7. Plantar Fasciitis
  8. Heel Spurs

Risk Factors of Foot Pain

  1. Age
  2. Occupation with repetitive stress on the feet
  3. High impact sports (ex. dancing, soccer)
  4. Weight gain
  5. Pregnancy
  6. Cosmetic surgical procedures

Preventing Foot Pain

  1. Seek medical help when feeling pain
  2. Avoid running or stepping on uneven surfaces
  3. Gradual warm up and increase activity slowly
  4. Avoid prolonged wearing of high heels and uncomfortable footwear
  5. Obtain proper inserts for flat feet

Treatment for Foot Pain

ASTR treats foot pain in a gentle, effective, and natural way by addressing muscle imbalances, scar tissue, trigger points,  fascia restrictions, inflammation, posture, body mechanics which are often the source of the pain. ASTR takes a holistic approach to address the root causes of pain, not just the symptoms. ASTR treatment can be done at home for foot pain.

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