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Foot Pain In The Bottom Of Foot

Posted: June 13, 2014 in Back Pain

Do your feet tingle or burn? Does your foot pain keep you up at night? If you have been diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy, you understand how aggravating these symptoms can be. Before initiating treatment, learn what the research has to say about acupuncture as a treatment option for relieving pain related to peripheral neuropathy. A 2007 study entitled “Clinical observation on effect of acupuncture in treating diabetic peripheral neuropathy” involved a total of 60 participants. The study found that those receiving acupuncture had a statically greater improvement in neurological symptoms as well as improved nerve function for both sensory and motor nerve conduction when compared to the control group.

Perhaps the most deadly type of pain caused when walking is associated with peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a buildup of plaque in the leg arteries. The Society of Interventional Radiology states that “Twelve to 20 percent of Americans older than 65 suffer from peripheral arterial disease but only one-third are symptomatic.” Symptoms typically include pain while walking. Walkers over 50 should be tested for PAD. The normal treatment involves diet and a formal exercise program. Surgery may be necessary for severe conditions. Trim your nails straight across. Be careful to not cut too far back on the sides as this may lead to an ingrown nail.

Traumatic fractures (also called acute fractures) are caused by a direct blow or impact-like seriously stubbing your toe. Traumatic fractures can be displaced or nondisplaced. If the fracture is displaced, the bone is broken in such a way that it has changed in position (dislocated). Treatment of a traumatic fracture depends on the location and extent of the break and whether it is displaced. Surgery is sometimes required. Arthritis, which may be caused by a fracture in a joint (the juncture where two bones meet), or may be a result of angular deformities that develop when a displaced fracture is severe or hasn’t been properly corrected.foot pain top

Treating foot pain can be as easy as regulating a walking and standing patterns. Perform these moderate exercises in minutes daily at home. Make sure you have good appropriate shoes, dry socks, and insoles are simple and basic necessities to stop many of the common ailments like joint pain , fungus, and dry feet from occurring. Whenever the pain is still severe after a couple of days, and there bruises or darkness and discoloration is visible in the affected area immediately seek out a doctor’s help. Foot pain , at most time isn’t grave or life threatening yet can be severe if not given proper attention and treatment in time.

If you have a magnesium deficiency or other condition that causes foot cramps, it is possible that magnesium oxide can bring you relief. However, there are likely better forms of the supplement to consume if you want to maximize how much you absorb. A 2005 study in “Magnesium Research” showed that magnesium gluconate, lactate and aspartate salts all outperformed oxide salts in an absorption test with laboratory rats. Furthermore, the Office of Dietary Supplements states that the best form of magnesium you can consume is the natural form found in foods.

More applicable to foot pain, a 2003 case study in the journal “Anesthesia & Analgesia” details the treatment of neuropathic pain in the extremities of a 14-year-old girl undergoing chemotherapy. The girl had pain in her feet and hands that did not respond to opioids. Her attending physicians gave her a daily magnesium oxide dose of 100 milligrams and successfully relieved her foot pain. While these studies do show some promise for magnesium as a pain-relieving supplement, they are also very specific conditions that may not have implications for your foot pain. You Might Also Like Calcium Regulationfoot pain running