Over the course of a lifetime, many aches and pains can be felt in various areas of the body, including “bones”, feet, ankles, legs, knees, lower back and hips. Some of these pains can be caused, among other things, by an imbalance in your feet.
The feet support the weight of your body. They allow us to stand, move, walk, run, jump and perform other specific movements. That’s why we recommend that you keep your feet healthy by seeing a podiatrist at the onset of any suspicious pain.
Foot pain, especially heel pain, is common. The best known is plantar fasciitis. In addition to the heel, it is the forefoot, top and center of the foot, soles of the feet, flat or hollow feet, and toes that can be painful. Many conditions can affect the feet, such as hallus valgus (foot bunion), ingrown toenail, diabetic foot (neuropathy), Morton’s neuroma, heel spur, Achilles tendonitis, bone fractures. fatigue, quintus varus, hammer toes and talagia, which is a painful condition of the heel of arthritic origin. This should encourage you not to neglect any pain in your feet and to consult a podiatrist without delay.
The ankle is the joint that connects the leg and the foot. It is made up of several joints allowing movements of dorsiflexion and extension of the foot on the leg. However, it often happens when walking, for example in uneven terrain, that certain lateral movements of the ankle cause tendon damage, causing pain.
The most common ankle conditions are:
- A sprain: these are ligament injuries that have occurred by extension of the external lateral ligaments following a movement of flexion and rotation towards the inside of the foot. The symptoms are pain and swelling in the ankle.
- Tendinopathy or tendonitis: This pathology can be caused by genetic predispositions, inappropriate practice of sport or even fatigue of the tendons.
- Malleolar or bimalleolar fracture: This is a serious case in which the ankle bones can fracture.
- Achilles tendon rupture: Tissues tear causing the Achilles tendon to rupture. Sudden pain and inability to walk then occur.
Fortunately, there are medical solutions to all these problems, such as plantar orthotics, manual therapy, exercises, and others.
Our podiatrist can help you see more clearly.
Leg pain usually occurs after activity, such as walking, running, swimming, skiing, etc., especially if one leads a sedentary lifestyle. However, frequent leg pain can be a sign of a condition that needs treatment. Indeed, it could be a muscular pathology (aches, cramps, contractures, tearing), bone (fatigue fracture, periostitis, bone tumor), vascular and nerve (venous insufficiency, sciatica, cruralgia) or serious (phlebitis, arterial thrombosis). We strongly recommend that you consult a podiatrist who can assess the state of health of your legs.
Knee pain is quite common especially in young girls. The symptoms are either pain or stiffness. The pain can be mechanical – calming down at rest and getting worse with movement, or it can be inflammatory that wakes you up at night with your knee swollen, hot and sometimes red. As for stiffness, it makes it difficult for you to walk by causing difficulty in flexing and extending the knee. Knee pain has multiple causes: osteoarthritis of the knee, trauma to the knee, and meniscal damage or inflammation.
With age, knee pain often results from deterioration of the cartilage in the knee joint. promoting the onset of osteoarthritis, causing the inability to perform certain physical or daily activities and pain during exertion. Only a diagnosis from a podiatrist or specialist can help relieve your pain.
Lower back pain
Lower back pain, or back pain, is felt in the region of the lumbar vertebrae. Low back pain is very common, but it is not usually severe. It can happen at any age. The causes of low back pain can be related to: a herniated disc, a degeneration of the disc, a muscle damage, damage to a tendon, a gynecological problem, a slip of a vertebra (spondylolisthesis), arthritis, osteoarthritis, l osteoporosis, fracture, infection, flat feet, foot disorders. In all cases, the consultation of our podiatrist will undoubtedly be able to permanently eliminate these pains.
Hip pain is more common in people over the age of 60. However, these pains can occur at any age. These pains can be particularly disabling and frustrating in affecting the way you handle your most basic daily activities. Hip pain can be felt in many areas such as the thigh, buttocks, groin and hip. Sometimes knee pain is caused by latent hip pain. Persistent pain may force you to limp.
Hip osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, femoral neck fracture (hip fracture), inguinal hernia, nerve pinching, cancer, family history, traumatic pain are some of the causes of pain in the legs. hips.
Our podiatrist can help you reduce or eliminate certain hip pain. Depending on your case, he can offer you a personalized treatment plan.
Make an appointment
Pain in the foot, ankle, leg, knee, lower back and hip can make your daily life unbearable. Make an appointment as quickly as possible with our podiatrist who will help you.
PodiatreMD is a network in downtown Montreal, on Rue Jean-Talon (corner Lucerne), Laval, West Island, Gatineau. We are here to serve you. Our staff are as warm as they are competent and will know how to meet your needs.