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and four major nerves, four tendons and joint capsule/ligaments. The bones
themselves may have developed cystic changes within the medulary canal, or
closer to surface along the cortical layer, or through cortices pushing
against the periosteum (the bilayer of connective tissue rich in progenitor
cells responsible with bone repair and maintenance). There is also
arthritis, or periarticular degenerative bone changes (with or without
obvious deformities), or may be inflammation of the synovium tissue
responsible with production of synovium inside each joint space. There may
be gout, but typically this is episodic and not constant pain. There may be
a foreign body that is retained in the deep tissues and painful. There may
be soft tissue tumor or swelling that is pushing against a nerve structure,
sending pain signals. And lastly, pain. What kind of pain? Sharp, stabbing,
dull, achy, throbbing, burning, pins and needles, electrical like pain.
Each point to different aspects of causes. Burning is nerve specific
injury. Throbbing involves the blood flow. Does it improve with elevation
and gets worse with bringing the foot down? Stabbing or sharp is something
of acute nature, and typically severe such as fracture or infection. Dull
ache is typically chronic and can be associated with arthritis or
ligamentous injury such as sprain or tendinits. If there were color changes
associated with the pain, such as violet, red, or purple skin changes, that
is episodic, it may mean a form of vasculitides, inflammation of blood
vessels or may be spastic vessels such as Raynaud's. What do you take to
make it better? NSAIDS? What do you take to make it worse? Aspirin? Was
Biomechanics is the core behind understanding lower extremity alignment or misalignment and what can be done to correct or respectively improve. Some insurances cover part of the cost, and there are benefits from using custom made inserts, as they last longer and orthotists will work with you for months and years to come to adjust and recreate new custom inserts per need.
**Orthotics refers to a branch of medicine (specialty) that deals with provision and use of artificial devices such as splints and braces. Orthoses is the correction of disorders of the limbs or spine with use of braces to correct alignment and provide support.