Foot pain treatment methods and the most important preventive methods of foot pain

 


One of the very common health problems that many people of all ages complain about is foot pain.


 Therefore, we talk about such health problems for a long time!


 We previously talked about the types of foot pain.  Is it a secondary problem that resolves with rest, or an indication of a serious health problem that needs attention?


 We mentioned the most important symptoms associated with foot pain, to distinguish the causes of each.  And when should we consult a doctor.


 Today, God Almighty willing, we will complete the topic, about the available treatment options for each case.  And the most important tips for preventing foot pain.


 I ask God Almighty for your continued health and wellness.  And I hope you will find the required benefit.


 Foot pain treatment:


 The treatment depends entirely on the cause of the foot pain.


 When symptoms of pain or discomfort begin, you can treat them on your own first:


 * By getting the necessary rest:


 Getting the necessary rest will provide time to heal and repair the tissues on their own.  By avoiding any extra effort on the affected area. If you find it difficult to apply weight to the foot, it is advised to rely on crutches to prevent any effort on the foot, or use a supportive dressing, for the affected area.


 Applying cold compresses or elevating the leg may relieve symptoms:


 Ice should be applied for no more than 20 minutes. Ice can be placed in a plastic bag or wrapped in a towel. Commercial ice packs are not recommended.  Because it is usually very cold. If severe discomfort occurs, stop applying ice immediately. Alternatively, soak the affected area with lukewarm water mixed with Epsom salt. Compressing and elevating the injured foot, will help prevent swelling and swelling.  .


 Extreme swelling may cause nerve fibers to stretch in the affected area.  Causing pain.  Therefore, reducing the swelling often relieves the pain to some extent.


 Take over-the-counter pain relievers:


 There are two types of over-the-counter medications that help relieve foot pain and swelling.


 Acetaminophen (Tylenol) helps relieve pain, while NSAIDs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen help reduce pain and inflammation.


 Caution should be exercised when taking NSAIDs.  And not to exceed the prescribed dose.  And consult a doctor before consuming it in case of stomach ulcers, acid reflux or kidney problems.


 * The practice of stretching exercises has also been shown to relieve foot pain:


 Avoiding walking barefoot and wearing suitable shoes that are supported from the inside, is also helpful in alleviating the severity of the problem.


 * Modify the quality of exercise during the treatment period:


 Maintaining physical fitness levels by modifying activity and relying on different sports exercises:


 Replace exercises that irritate pain.  For example, running exercise causes frequent body contact with the ground, for example, cycling or swimming, allows you to maintain your fitness, without applying the same effort to the feet.  This provides the necessary relief to the damaged area.


 Medical treatment options to get rid of foot pain:


 Whenever the cause and severity of foot pain has been determined.  The appropriate treatment is chosen.


 You can rely on ultrasound, laser therapy, or electrical stimulation to reduce pain and increase blood flow to the affected area.  Which stimulates treatment.


 Physical treatment:


 We also mentioned that stabilizing the foot and reducing movement contributes to adequate rest.  But immobilizing the foot for a long time will cause muscle weakness and joint stiffness.


 To prevent this from happening, it is bypassed by physical treatment.


 * Corticosteroid injections are also a suitable treatment option, to relieve pain and treat inflammation.


 * In the event of pimples:


 The affected area should be covered, and any friction on it should be minimized if these blisters develop and do not open.  The doctor may pierce it with a sterile needle from the side and clean it.  And the skin continues the process of repair and healing on its own when it is cleaned and drained, as for the disappearance of the skin above the pimples.  It is treated as an open wound.  And they are sterilized and covered before returning to the normal life.


 To avoid pimples from reappearing in the future:


 It is recommended to apply the topical gel petroleum jelly to the affected area, and to wear suitable, non-tight shoes and comfortable, healthy socks that relieve friction and moisture.


 * Correction of preventive measures:


 Using a new shoe or replacing the soles of existing shoes, laces or socks, to get rid of the problem of pressure and friction. Add additional support for shoes such as heel supports, orthopedic supports or any other supports to keep the foot in the proper position and reduce the impact of injury.  Flexibility of subcontractors with use and passage of time.  And there is a rule that usually recommends replacing the sneakers every six months, or after using them for nearly 200 miles.  Replacing the insoles of the shoe, increases energy absorption and adds adequate support to the foot.


 * Strengthen muscles and increase flexibility:


 You may be instructed to perform exercises to increase strength and stability for the affected area.  Correcting muscles that may not be balanced. Doing exercises to increase flexibility, you will maintain and strengthen the muscles.  Flexibility helps build stronger muscles that are less prone to injury.


 * In some cases, surgery is the solution to treat the problem and correct the damaged area.


 Follow up with the doctor after diagnosing the cause of the pain and treatment:


 It is necessary to follow up with the doctor periodically until the pain is gone and completely cured.


 The doctor performs medical examinations to assess the health status of the foot, based on analyzes or images and x-rays, and then provides the necessary instructions for a gradual return to your usual daily activities.


 When does the pain go away, and the muscle strength and flexibility return.  The patient may need to use temporary braces or a custom foot orthosis.  To gradually return to the level of activity before the injury.


 Methods for preventing foot pain:


 To prevent injury and pain, the following problems should be addressed before starting routine activities:


 Are you in good health?


 The general practitioner performs general examinations to assess the health status of the cardiovascular system.  Or disclose any possibility of a disease or other health problem that you may have. Before starting to exercise, health problems should be treated if they are present such as gout, diabetes, arthritis or neuropathy. If there is a health problem, you may  The doctor will advise you of the type of exercise that is appropriate for you.


 After choosing the type of exercise that suits your health:


 Preparing the body gradually will help you reduce the initial aches and pains associated with sports activity. In other words, warm up the muscles and gradually enhance the flexibility of joints and ligaments, before applying the basic effort accompanying the exercise.  Contributes to avoiding injury and preventing pain.


 Choosing the right shoes and socks for exercise has an essential role in preventing foot pain:


 Wear shoes that fit the feet while keeping the feet clean


 It prevents blisters, sores, corns, ingrown toenails, or plantar fasciitis.  vice versa!


 In other words, poorly fitting shoes can make the situation worse.  And it exacerbates the health problem in the feet.


 Follow a plan to gradually return to physical activity:


 Whenever the intensity of pain decreases, and muscle strength and flexibility are restored, it is recommended to follow a plan for a gradual return to sports activity.


 Return to exercise and to prevent foot pain again, depends on the same principle and the same factors when preparing to perform any new exercise.


 That is, the need to prepare and warm the muscles as in the beginning and not the usual level of effort before the injury!


 Foot pain may be caused by excessive exercise or rapid performance.


 Ignoring the pain and continuing to perform the exercise will only make the situation worse.


 Foot problems related to workload.


 If the body is not prepared for an increased workload, tendinitis is a common occurrence in addition to increased muscle soreness.


 Stress fractures are also common when a workload is suddenly increased.


 A good example of a plan to gradually return to physical activity, a running program, for example:


 It starts with warming the muscles like walking for 5-10 minutes, then alternating between walking and jogging.  For example 20 jogs for 2 minutes.  Then walk for a minute. During the jog period, we gradually increase the time until it eventually turns into continuous running for 40 minutes! Pay attention to the type of surface we are walking on.  And use appropriate equipment during exercise to prevent foot pain. If you feel pain again while performing the exercise.  Reduce the intensity of the exercise or the duration of honor. If the pain persists, then you must immediately stop performing the exercise and consult a doctor again to determine the source and cause of the pain. Pressure on the site of pain often results in worse injuries!

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