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I am having pain in my right foot and the X-ray said mild

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I am having pain in my right foot and the X-ray said mild diffuse digenerative changes. What does that mean?
JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: About 11 days now.
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Customer: I have nerve problem in my back
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

This is Dr. David

mild diffuse degenerative changes means arthritis changes in your foot.

advanced age, or excessive wear and tear on the feet can cause diffuse degenerative changes.

a pinched nerve in your lower back can cause pain in the right foot as well.

where is this pain? on the sole or top of the foot?

pain on the sole or heel of the foot can be from plantar fasciitis inflammation of the fascia between the muscles on the sole of the foot.

have you tried NSAIDs? like ibuprofen?

icing the foot in ice baths?

stretching exercises on the foot to see if that helps?

how old are you?

what medications are you taking?