We cram our feet into shoes everyday, forcing the toes together and making them act as a hoof. While many foot ailments can be genetic, many are caused from poor foot care and lack of attention. Cause: Coming in contact with fungus and grows best in warm, moist areas, such as the area between the toes. Cause:Depending on factors such as duration of wearing constraining footwear, skeletal maturity, and individual factors, the toes can become adapted to the new position and lead to the deformity we know as a bunion. Cause: Many factors can cause ingrown toenails, one being tight or narrow shoes (poorly fitted shoes). Most, if not all, of the above foot pain issues can arise by not wearing proper shoes and not using preventative steps in foot care. An injury to the back can also cause inflammation of the sciatica nerve which causes pain in the leg. The piriformis muscle, found in the lower portion of the spine, may have spasms that compress the sciatic nerve, resulting to lower back pain. Inflammation caused by infections and tumors in the spinal cord or spine may cause the sciatic nerve to be compressed, resulting to back pain and sciatica. This condition may arise from long periods of walking, injuries, inflammation of the tendons due to rheumatoid arthritis or even wearing new shoes.  These things compress the posterior tibial nerve, causing pain on the foot, a tingling or burning sensation surrounding the inner ankle or sole, and leg numbness.


There are cases of leg numbness, tingling feet and toes where the cause cannot be determined.  Listed below are some of these conditions.
This condition brings about tingling and numbness in the arms, legs and other parts of the body.  You may also experience fatigue, urinating, hearing and vision problems.
This is the swelling of one segment of the spinal cord.  The symptoms of which are pain on the lower back, leg numbness, burning, tingling and partial paralysis of both legs, bladder and bowel dysfunction, respiratory problems, loss of appetite, headache and fever and weakness in the arms.
Some hereditary diseases have symptoms that include feet and leg numbness, weakness and pain.  Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease and Marfan Syndrome are examples. Most cases of foot and leg numbness, tingling and pain cannot be resolved if the cause is not treated.  Treatments differ for each case, ranging from altering the patient’s activities, to taking in medication for the pain and inflammation, to surgery, or a combination of these. For severe cases when the aforementioned are no longer effective, nerve blocking using local anesthetic, such as lidocaine, and corticosteroids may be administered to relieve the symptoms.
For severe and persistent cases, one may opt for surgery for nerve decompression.  Surgery may also be done to resect the nerve, rendering the area permanently numb. Depending on the extent of damage to the nerve and regardless of the origin, it generally takes weeks, even months, to recover.  Loose-fitting clothes and use of suspenders instead of belts are recommended to treat and prevent further foot and leg numbness, tingling and pain.
When the toes are drawn together, abductor muscles on the outer and inner foot can’t activate, and can atrophy due to lack of use. Fungus on the foot (usually between the toes or on the bottom of the feet) that causes redness, itchiness, tiny bumps filled with fluid, or peeling skin.


A pathological bump on the side of the big toe caused by an enlargement of bone or tissue around the joint.
An imbalance in the long bones of the foot that can cause extreme foot pain in the ball of feet. An injury caused by a fall or twisting of the lag can damage the bones, muscles and joints or all the three which can result in inflammation which in turn causes pain in the leg. You should keep in mind, though, that there are severe cases wherein forceful leg position, such as leg crossing for prolonged periods, resulted to long term and permanent damage of the peroneal nerve in the leg. With a bunion, you may experience irritated skin around the bunion, pain when walking, joint redness and pain, and possible shift of the big toe toward the other toes. Corns are hard, thick skin that forms on your toe, while a callous is thick, hard skin that has forms elsewhere on your foot. Peripheral vascular disease causes narrowing of the blood vessels which restricts the supply of blood to the leg muscles. It has been reported that plantar fasciitis occurs in two million Americans a year and 10% of the population over a lifetime.



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Comments to «What causes back leg and foot pain»

  1. Scorpion writes:
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  2. Hooligan writes:
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  3. BezNIKovaja writes:
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