Overview of foot pain: The foot is a complex and essential part of the body. It contains 26 bones and 33 joints, and is layered with 126 muscles, ligaments and nerves. During a typical day, the average person spends four hours on their feet and takes 3,000 to 10,000 steps. The foot’s job during the process of walking is to traject the body weight up one inch with each step. If, for example, a woman weighing 125 pounds takes 5,000 steps in one day, her feet will have lifted 625,000 pounds during the course of that day. Given what our feet endure, it is not surprising that about 75 percent of Americans experience foot pain. In addition, according to one study, chronic and severe foot pain is a serious burden for one out of seven older women.
What are the symptoms of foot pain?Foot pain can take any number of forms depending on the condition involved. Some common forms include continuous muscle pain accompanied by cramping, soreness, swelling and muscle spasms, and enduring joint pain. Weakness, numbness and tingling may also be evident. If the pain last longer than six months it is defined as chronic, and may be accompanied by sleeping difficulties, lack of energy and depression.
Conventional medical treatments may help relieve the symptoms of foot pain, but they do not address the root of the problem. By strengthening structural weaknesses in the body, as natural medicine treatments like Prolotherapy do, foot pain may be alleviated permanently.
The treatment regimens suggested here are based on the experience of Caring Medical. They do not apply to every case or condition. A person using these recommendations without the aid of a personal physician does so at their own risk.
This information is provided for informational purposes only. It is essential to have your condition evaluated by your own personal physician.
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