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What Causes Leg Pain? Knee Pain? Feet Pains?

I wanted to talk about the rather few causes of pains in legs. It is not too long of a list. Here we go...

1) Injury. An injury can cause pains of course. Usually an ideal course of healing takes a few weeks and pains go away as the injured area heals. Sometimes an injury was months and months ago and still pain...even years. If that is the case then the residual pain is due to some nutritional problem not letting the area fully heal. It is most often toxins that slow down full healing.

2) Hip pains. If the pain is on the right hip (no injury) most often this is related to liver dysfunction or gallbladder dysfunction. When the liver or gallbladder have problems, they often cause muscle dysfunction in the right hip or right leg. If the pain is only on the left hip (no injury) then the most often cause of problems is a heart nutritional problem. When there are pains on both hips and often associated with pains down both legs to the knees then there is usually a problem with the kidneys and they are affecting the hips and thighs on both sides.

3) Knee pains. If the pain is on the right knee (no injury) then it is usually associated with a liver or gallbladder problem. Occasionally it can be associated with the heart also. If the pain is only on the left knee then it is most often due to a nutritional deficiency in the heart that is causing muscle dysfunction on the left knee joint...and then pain. By the way, most often when there are pains in a joint, there is also weakness. Find what fixes the weakness and the pains go away (usually). If the pains are on both knees then it can be related to the kidneys or toxins building up in the joints. Food allergies can also trigger inflammation in both joints. Rarely does a torn meniscus cause pain. People do fine with a torn meniscus very often. The pain is due to chemical inflammation in most cases.

4) Feet pains. Plantar fascitis (pain on bottom of the arch of the foot or heel) is most commonly caused by toxins. You detox and pains leave. If pain is on one foot only or you tend to sprain one foot easily, then it is most often due to the heart or liver affecting muscles in the calf that strengthen the ankle. If the ankle muscles are weak, then the ankle is not stable and it sprains too easily. Most often this is due to liver and gallbladder or the heart.

5) A contributing factor for leg pains is sometimes a pinched nerve in the low back. A pinched nerve will make you feel pain down the hip or into the leg or foot even. This can be labeled as sciatica sometimes. But a pinched nerve can cause a lot of mischief. I often find that back muscle dysfunction is letting the bones in the lower spine get twisted. When the bones are twisted then a bone can put pressure on the nerve. But...often the muscles and bones in the low back self-correct...when you fix the nutritional problems for the heart, kidneys, liver, gallbladder or adrenal glands. So, my closing point is that if it is a simple pinched nerve, go to your chiropractor. If it is a complicated case where chiropractic care is not working --- then nutrition is the fix.

That is a summary of the major causes of leg pains. If you have some hip, knee or foot pains then please let me help. Call the office at 972-880-8541. Sincerely, Dr. Cone