Foot and/or leg pain - even without back pain - can be caused by pressure at the nerve roots of the lumbar spine.
See the "Dermatome Maps" of the foot and leg below. The L5 vertebra is associated with L5 nerve root that feeds that area of the leg and foot. Etc. S1 is the first sacral nerve root. You see that L5 and S1 nerve root pressure can effect the bottom of the foot and parts of the leg. Note there is variation from person to person as far as exactly where each nerve maps to.
To address foot pain the originates in the back, I adjust the pelvis and spine, traction the lumbar discs to pull fluid and nutrition in and also teach home exercises to stretch the disc and strengthen the core muscles.
To address foot pain that originates in the foot, I adjusted the feet, teach foot exercises to strengthen and stretch the foot and also recommend yoga sandals.
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