Some common causes of foot pain are fractures, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, Morton’s neuroma, heel spurs, gout and neuropathy. Your first step is to get your problem accurately diagnosed so it may be cared for properly, and then you may try some common natural solutions for different foot pain.
Diagnosis is made with an x-ray, and if you do have a fracture your foot will need to be immobilized with a cast or a boot. Vitamin D, Vitamin C and calcium are integral for bone repair and may help your bones to heal faster. Proper hormone levels are also necessary for bone health; if you are a woman, get your estrogen levels checked, if you are a man, make sure your testosterone levels are normal.
You have 31 tendons in a foot, and if one of them becomes inflamed it can cause a lot of pain. Like anywhere in the body, inflammation is designed to repair damaged structures, but inappropriate or unbridled inflammation can cause more harm than good. If you have tendonitis in your feet, you want to rest them as much as possible, and get a new pair of supportive shoes. Avoid foods that can cause inflammation, such as saturated and trans fats and increase healthy fats such as Omega 3 fish oils. Turmeric is a potent anti-inflammatory as well.
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