Do you know all the possible causes of foot and leg pain?

 Stress Fracture

Running, basketball, tennis, and other sports that involve pounding your feet can create microscopic cracks in your metatarsals, which are the lengthy bones right below your toes. When this happens, you will experience swelling and pain with any activity that caused the injury. Relax for 6-8 weeks to allow it to heal. If you don't, you risk causing more significant injury that is more difficult to treat.


Sprains and strains

Sprains occur when the ligaments that connect your bones to each other are pulled, twisted, or torn. Strains are the same as tendonitis, which is injury to the tendons that connect muscles to bone. Besides from the ankle, which is the most typical location, you can also acquire them in the middle of your foot, around the arch, or at the base of your big toe. The affected area may become swollen and bruised, making it difficult to walk. For the first two days, use RICE (rest, ice, compression, and elevation). If the pain persists after two weeks, consult your doctor.


Bone Fracture

Your foot is composed of numerous tiny bones. It's possible to break one of them when you fall, have an accident, or play sports. Your foot will most certainly ache, swell, and bruise. The contour of the break, whether toe or instep, may be incorrect. The doctor will try to straighten your bone and keep it motionless with a cast so it can recover. A serious break may necessitate surgery.


Morton's Neuroma

If you have pain in the front of your foot or feel like you're walking on a rock or stone, this could be the cause. It occurs when the tissue surrounding a nerve begins to thicken. It can affect any toe, however it most commonly affects the third and fourth toes. Women are significantly more likely to have it than males, most likely because they wear shoes with tapering toes and high heels that crush their feet. Rest, ice, cushioning, and over-the-counter pain medication are likely to be recommended by your doctor. If these therapies are ineffective, you may require surgery.


Achilles Issues

The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscles to the heel of your foot. Repetitive motion can aggravate it (your doctor will call it tendinitis). A jump or fall, which is common in sports, might tear or rupture it. You may hear a loud pop and have a searing pain in the back of your lower thigh. Your heel may bulge, and standing on your toes may be painful. Rest and icing are essential for both. In severe circumstances, your doctor may advise surgery.

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