Introduction to foot and leg pain
There are a lot of different reasons that a person can be experiencing foot and leg pain. Sometimes it could be the result of a blister that has formed because the person was wearing ill-fitting shoes or sneakers.
It could also be an injury. Sometimes foot pain will result from a problem that was ignored and never repaired. If a person is just taking painkillers to numb the pain and avoiding to see a doctor, they can do even more damage to the foot or leg.
By the time it would have taken to have surgery and heal up, there could be way to much damage incurred, making it impossible to operate at that point. That is why it is best to get all pains checked out by a doctor, just in case and no matter what part of the body they are coming from.
Problems in the foot arch can also be causing pain.
Sometimes the foot can look as if it has good arches, but there could be something obstructing them and causing the pain.
Explaining the pain
Much of the pain that a person experiences in their feet and legs stems from the joints and ligaments. When pressure is applied on the bones during normal everyday activities like walking and running, there is a lot of stress that is being put on the joints and ligaments, which are holding these bones together.
If it was not for the muscles, the bones would fall apart, but that is why there are muscles, so that the pressure from the actions would be decreased significantly and the ligaments and joints could perform their tasks accordingly.
Because of the importance of the muscles, it is important to rest them as well. This means that a person needs to get enough sleep every night. When the muscles are resting and the person is sleeping, this is when the ligaments are working the hardest at holding the bones together without the help of the muscles.
Therefore, most pain or discomfort you are experiencing in your feet or legs is probably stemming from the fact that your muscles and ligaments are either overworked, or that they have been injured or damaged in some kind of way.
As mentioned previously, it is of utmost importance to check out any pains that you are feeling, so that they do not deteriorate to a point where not even a surgery can help you recover from it.