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By Total Health Center, Inc.
March 06, 2020
Category: Pain
Tags: leg pain   foot pain  

Foot and leg pain differ in intensity and type, depending on the individual’s lifestyle and underlying health conditions. Aside from leg and foot pathology, foot and leg pain can result from a condition that affects the pelvic area, hip, or lower back. The specific kind of pain might vary depending on the cause. Here at Total Health Center Inc., our osteopractor Dr. Mohinder Chawdhry determines the specific cause of your pain either in our Lake Odessa, Brickyard Site, or Battle Creek, MI, office. Once he has pinpointed the cause of your pain, he can recommend a treatment plan for your condition.

Leg Pain and Spinal Conditions

Issues with your lower spine impact your spinal nerve roots and lead to pain that radiates into your leg and foot. These conditions include spine degeneration, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, and spinal cord compression in the lower back or neck region.

Common Foot Pain Causes

Various things lead to foot pain, not all of them accompanying leg pain. These include injuries such as sprains and fractures. Conditions such as arthritis, tarsal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, neuropathy, bursitis, gout, and hammertoe among many others cause numbness and/or pain in your foot.

Hip and Pelvis-Related Foot and Leg Pain Causes

Muscle and joint pain from the hip and pelvis are felt in your legs. Causes include hip osteoarthritis, piriformis syndrome, trochanteric bursitis, and sacroiliac joint dysfunction. Issues with your hip joint or fractures in your pelvic region due to degeneration, overuse, or trauma could likewise result in foot and leg pain.

Leg Pain and Problems with The Blood Vessels

Your leg veins or arteries can get blocked or inflamed due to blood vessel disorders, resulting in pain in the foot and leg. These disorders include deep vein thrombosis, peripheral artery disease, and superficial thrombophlebitis. Blood vessels can also rupture and lead to bleeding inside the leg's tissue spaces, resulting in acute swelling and pain.

Nutritional Deficiencies and Foot and Leg Pain

Deficiency of minerals and vitamins such as vitamin B12, copper, and vitamin B6 may lead to peripheral nerve damage, causing weakness and pain in your foot and leg.

Nerve Damage and Leg and Foot Pain

Some medical problems create peripheral nerve damage in the leg. These include metabolic disorders like hypothyroidism and diabetes. Additionally, infections including bacterial infections in the vertebral disc and bone, Lyme disease, HIV, epidural abscess, and herpes zoster also lead to foot and leg pain.

Leg and foot pain often exhibit overlapping symptoms. This is why it’s crucial to get an accurate diagnosis. Our osteopractor in our Lake Odessa, Brickyard Site, and Battle Creek, MI, locations can help find out why you’re experiencing leg and foot pain. Dr. Chawdhry will then rule out serious health issues and seek proper treatment.

Concerned About Leg and Foot Pain?

Arrange an appointment with our osteopractor Dr. Mohinder Chawdhry here at Total Health Center Inc. You can call our Battle Creek, MI, office at (269) 968-0888, Lake Odessa, MI, office at (616) 374-0099, or Brickyard Site, MI, office at (269) 441-0888 to schedule your consultation date.

By Total Health Center, Inc.
July 19, 2018
Category: Pain
Tags: leg pain   foot pain   physical therapy  

Are you suffering from leg or foot pain? Do you want to avoid medicating yourself? Have you considered physical therapy? If so, physical therapyosteopractor Dr. Mohinder Chawdhry of Total Health Center in Battle Creek and Lake Odessa, MI, can offer you a drug-free treatment. They'll ease your pain and help you regain use of your foot or leg.

What can physical therapy help with?

The physical therapists of Battle Creek and Lake Odessa help patients with a variety of issues and conditions, including these ones:

  • Plantar Fasciitis: The pain you're feeling may be caused by the inflammation of a connective tissue known as plantar fasciitis. This connective tissue isn't just in your heel though, it extends past the arch of your foot, reaching your toes. This fibrous band becomes inflamed and irritated when too much stress from jumping or running is placed on it.
  • Achilles Tendonitis: This conditions, often causing lack of flexibility, results in irritation, or inflammation of the large tendon in the back of the lower calf that is attached to the heel.
  • Stress Fracture: It's a fracture in your lower limbs is quite common among athletes. You may suffer from a stress fracture due to repetitive forces and symptoms include localized pain and swelling that worsens over time. The fractures may occur over a period of days, weeks, or even months.
  • Knee Replacement: After surgery, people experience swelling, which makes it difficult to move the knee. This inhibits walking. Therapists use several techniques like ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and hot and cold treatments to relieve you of pain and reduce swelling.

Your health is of the utmost importance. If you feel discomfort, difficulty moving and walking, then you need to speak with your physical therapists. Call Dr. Chawdhry of Total Health Center in Battle Creek, MI, (269) 968-0888, and Lake Odessa, MI, (616) 374-0099 to schedule an appointment today!

By Total Health Center, Inc.
December 28, 2017
Category: Pain
Tags: leg pain   foot pain  

Don’t let pain affect you. Find out what might be going on and what you can do about it.leg pain, foot pain

It’s pretty common for most people to deal with some form of leg and foot pain at some point during their lifetime. Whether you ran too far on the treadmill or you wore the wrong shoes, these are easy scenarios in which it makes sense to deal with pain. Unfortunately, the source of your leg and foot pain isn’t always that obvious. From the office of our Battle Creek, MI, osteopractor, Dr. Mohinder Chawdhry, find out what could be causing your leg or foot problems.

Causes of Leg Pain

A lot of the time, leg pain occurs as a result of overuse or injury to the soft tissue, joints or bones in the legs. In some instances, a health problem or spinal issues can bring about leg problems. Here are just some of the most common causes of leg pain:

  • Bursitis
  • Injury to the ACL (a ligament in the knee)
  • Herniated disk
  • Shin splints
  • Arthritis
  • Muscle strains or sprains
  • Stress fractures
  • Varicose veins
  • Neuropathy
  • Peripheral artery disease

You should turn to our Battle Creek, MI, osteopractor if you are experiencing severe or worsening pain, if you have difficulty walking, if there is swelling in the legs or if you find that your symptoms don’t improve with at-home care. Physical therapy can help ease your pain and help get you back on your feet.

Simple at-home measures for treating your symptoms and improving leg pain include:

  • Taking OTC painkillers and anti-inflammatories
  • Icing the leg
  • Avoiding certain physical activities that could make symptoms worse
  • Elevating your feet
  • Wearing compression garments to improve blood flow to the legs

Causes of Foot Pain

There are many problems that can lead to foot pain. It’s also important to recognize other symptoms such as weakness, numbness or tingling that is accompanied by pain, as these issues need to be treated right away. Common causes of foot pain include:

  • Overuse injuries
  • Strains and sprains
  • Fractures
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Bone spurs
  • Arthritis
  • Neuropathy
  • Broken bone
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome

Just as we mentioned for leg pain, it’s important that you seek proper medical attention if your symptoms are severe, if they get worse, if you can’t put weight on the affected foot or if conservative home care doesn’t improve your condition.

If you are dealing with new or worsening leg and foot pain it’s time to call in the experts. Turn to Total Health Center in Battle Creek, MI, today for the care you need to get back on your feet again.

By Total Health Center, Inc.
June 26, 2017
Category: physical therapy
Tags: leg pain   foot pain  

Isn’t it time you got the answers you were looking for regarding your pain?foot pain, leg pain

Are you dealing with foot or leg pain? If so, find out what could be causing these issues and when you should turn to our Battle Creek, MI, osteopractor Dr. Mohinder Chawdhry for relief.

Common Causes of Leg Pain

While there are many reasons why someone may develop pains in their legs, it’s most likely to be the result of an injury or from overuse. We often don’t realize all the wear and tear we put our bodies through, particularly our legs and our feet. Most of the time the only way your legs have the ability to warn you that something is wrong is through pain. You need to listen to your body.

Causes of leg pain include"

  • Sprains
  • Stress fractures
  • Broken bones
  • A hamstring injury
  • Bursitis
  • Herniated disk
  • Injury to the ACL
  • Arthritis
  • Shin splints
  • Tendinitis

So, when should you seek professional care? If you are noticing signs of an infection, if you have severe swelling or pain, or if you are having trouble breathing then you need to head to your nearby ER.

If you are dealing with pain, limited range-of-motion or other musculoskeletal issues then it’s time to find out the many treatment options we offer for getting you back on your feet without pain. We would be happy to sit down with you for a consultation to determine the cause of your pain and to create a treatment plan.

Common Causes of Foot Pain

Feet are made up of 26 bones, 33 joints and over 100 muscles and ligaments, so it’s not surprising that at some point most people will experience issues. If you are experiencing foot pain there are so many things that could be to blame. Some common injuries and problems that could lead to foot pain include:

  • Strains and sprains
  • Fractures
  • Broken bones
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Bone spurs
  • Bursitis
  • Bunion
  • Neuropathy
  • Gout
  • Hammertoe
  • Ingrown toenail
  • Arthritis

For minor issues, you may be able to apply ice to the area and avoid certain activities to speed up the healing process. Of course, if you are dealing with symptoms for several weeks or if symptoms just keep getting worse, it’s a good time to talk to us about how getting physical therapy in Battle Creek, MI could benefit your foot health.

Your body doesn’t have to hurt all the time. Whether you are dealing with a chronic condition or a short-lived injury, Total Health Center in Battle Creek and Odessa, MI, is here to take the pain away. Call us today.