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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Extreme pain in your legs or back may be due to disc herniation or a pinched sciatic nerve (sciatica).
Caring for Sciatica / Disc Herniation
The video below shows a very gentle way to traction the discs of the low back. It takes the pressure off the sciatic nerve and helps the disc to heal by pulling fluid and nutrition into the disc. Do this exercise as often as you like. It may be one of the few positions that is comfortable for you.
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