December 15, 2017 by Companio
A few seconds of massage on your feet, a few minutes of walk on tender grass or few moments of soaked feet in warm water, hmm..mm… ever wonder how the painful world disappears in these comforting experiences? But, this sense of relief from painful feet vanishes gradually when you resume with your usual activities. This happens because your foot pain is not limited only to foot, but also due to its distance from the central blood circulation system, the heart, and its constant exposure to pressures from the ground and your body weight.
So, to bring ‘The End’ of foot pain you need to know how it actually started?
Let’s understand foot pain to get you going on your feet.
Injuries and discomfort to foot
Pressure on top of the foot, ill-fit shoes, and injuries like ligament sprains, muscle strains, bruises and sudden fractures can commonly start giving you nerve-wrecking foot pain, ankle pain or swollen foot. When you get a sprain, it loosens ligaments in the foot joints that may lead to chronic osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a chronic condition of joint pain that causes broken cartilage, swelling or problems of moving joints. Strains refer to damage or tearing of a muscle. Sprains and strains cause irritable mood, muscle cramps in legs, and even give you a stiff neck.
The stressed-out foot
Stretching positions or foot structure can cause stress fractures, metatarsalgia or plantar fasciitis. Stress fractures commonly occur in the metatarsal bones of the foot, in plantar fascia – which is a thick band of tissue on the sole of your foot and can occur in the tarsal or rear foot bones. Plantar fasciitis can even cause walking disability. Repetitive activities like running, jumping and kicking, lead to small breaks in the bone, inflammation or degeneration of muscles and tendonitis that ultimately result in various types of foot pain.
It is related to foot and knee problems. General problems in the neural or vascular structures in the lower leg, poor foot positions and problem in the calf muscle usually results in calf pain.
Heel spur is abnormal growths of bone on the bottom of your heel that cause heel pain. People with flat feet or high arches are most likely to have a severe heel spur.
Ball of foot pain
Bone abnormalities, arthritis, or an injury incites inflammation or ball of foot pain. It is also known as the stone bruise.
Pain in the arch of foot
The foot arch stabilizes your body for standing, walking or running, even on sloppy surfaces and the way forces pass through arches can extreme cause arch pain.
Do you know that 90% of your body weight passes through your big toe? This is why the big toe pain is a very common type of foot pain. Arthritis, gout, bunions, injuries, corns or calluses are also common causes of Toe pain. Sporting activities also put more stress and cause turf toe.
When your big toe diverts inward towards the second toe, toe’s bottom part is pushed outward; this is called foot bunion, medically known as Hallux abducto valgus. Foot bunion also occurs in little toe known as bunionette. If bunion pain is not cured on time, it would be needing a surgery.
When the bone spur creates pressure on the sciatic nerve, it causes flashing pain like thigh and buttock pain, paraesthesia or burning sensation known as Sciatica.
Fibromyalgia is a disorder typified by pain in muscles and joints throughout the body. It causes sleep disturbance, abdominal distension and gaseous bloating.
Poor foot hygiene
We take so much care for the beauty of the face that we forget to look after our feet which lead to ugly conditions such as, Trench Foot and Athletes Foot affecting the bottom of the foot.
Now, if you want to end any of the above foot pain permanently, few home remedies and painkillers won’t work, as your foot is a fine work of 26 bones, 33 joints and many blood circulating nerves. An accurate foot pain diagnosis by your doctor will help you to choose an effective foot pain treatment.
Foot Pulse ACU comes with TENS technology
TENS technology delivers electrical impulses to the nerve fibers that lie underneath the foot skin, thus, stimulating the body to release pain-relieving hormones.
Above all, you need to know your body. Understand when your body says no to extra pressures during hypermobility, intensive workouts or foot stress during long standing hours. Any type of feet pain can limit your world and affect your happy time with family and friends. Do not get left with it, go right to a pain-free life.