These include: The kind of pain felt depends on the location of the spinal dysfunction, like a problematic L3-L4 spinal area would cause pain in the front of the thigh, the frontal area of the knee, the shin, and/or the foot.
If you suspect that your foot pain may be because of a spinal issue, you should discuss with your physician to consider any of the above spinal dysfunctions.
It rarely develops at other levels of the spine, but may take hold at two levels or even three levels simultaneously.
This condition is a result of aging where the spinal bones, joints and ligaments become weakened and are unable to hold together the alignment of the spinal column.
If you do have symptoms, they may include: The two major causes of spondylolisthesis are isthmic spondylolisthesis associated with spondylolysis and degenerative spondylolisthesis associated with degeneration of the posterior facet joints (spondylosis) and/or intervertebral disc (degenerative disc disease).
Degenerative spondylolisthesis occurs mostly (88.5%) at the L4-5 level as opposed to isthmic spondylolisthesis, which occurs most often at the lumbosacral level (L5-S1) (84.6%).
There are some revealing signs of foot pain caused by a problem in your spine, such as your foot feeling heavy, difficulty raising your foot up, leg pain, numbness, weakness and problem walking on your tiptoes.
Studies have shown that spinal dysfunction, like a narrowing of the spinal canal or spinal stenosis, pinches and squeezes on the spinal nerves in your lower back causing leg pain that radiates down to your feet.
It also causes distress to nearly a half million children too.
The most common form of disabling and painful arthritis that affects the joints of the weight bearing bones such as the hips and knees, as well as those of the spine, hands and feet, is referred to as Osteoarthritis.