Back discomfort is a common issue. Whether it comes from slouching, physical injury, or simply aging, many people notice pain in their spine at some point during their lifetime. However, spinal issues may contribute to frequent foot pain. If you’ve ever felt a painful and numbing sensation traveling down your leg to the ends of your feet, it might result from sciatic nerve pain.
The sciatic nerve starts in the lower back and expands to your feet. Excessive pressure can cause the nerve to send an unwanted and painful signal down the body. Since the nerve ends at the feet, the pain is especially noticeable once it reaches this area. Our team can treat patients with epidural steroid injections to combat this pressure in the lower back. This non-surgical solution relieves tension from the back to tame the sciatic nerve. As a result, many people who receive injections also find relief from foot pain and numbness.
Since the leg directly connects to the foot, the pain felt in one area can strongly impact the other. Knee injuries can result in peroneal neuropathy. This condition causes the peroneal nerve to compress next to the knee and send shooting pain down to your foot. Foot pain and numbness from peroneal neuropathy frequently happen when moving your foot regularly and performing daily activities.