Foot Pain

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

  • Severe pain or swelling
  • Unable to walk or put weight on your foot
  • Burning pain, numbness, or tingling
  • Difficulty walking on heels
  • Unstable ankles and unable to walk on toes

 

Causes of Foot Pain

  • Injury
  • Overuse
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Hammertoe
  • Bunions
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Heel Spurs

 

Risk Factors of Foot Pain

  • Age
  • Occupation with repetitive stress on the feet
  • High impact sports (ex. dancing, soccer)
  • Weight gain
  • Pregnancy
  • Cosmetic surgical procedures

 

Preventing Foot Pain

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

 

Treatment for Foot Pain

ASTR uses holistic, noninvasive and pain free approaches to relieving inflammation and pain without the use of medication.  Our doctors use patented ASTR tools to break down and clear the existing scar tissue and myofasical restriction in patients.  Specific special exercise programs are given to patients that are designed to reduce inflammation and strengthen the muscle to bring the patient back to a normal functioning and activity.