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Foot Pain and Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease

2014-05-25 23:04| Font Size A A A

Foot Pain and Stage 4 Chronic Kidney DiseasePatients will suffer from foot pain which brings much pain and inconvenience to their life. If you are one of them, you do not need to be much surprised, because foot pain is a complication or a consequence of Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease. Here we will tell you something about foot pain and stage 4 of chronic kidney disease.

Causes of foot pain in Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease

Severe decline of kidney function

Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease refers that your kidney has severe damage and GFR (glomerular filtration rate) is about 15-29ml/min. With the decline of kidney function, kidneys fail to function properly. As a result, more wastes and toxins will accumulate in the body and damage various oranges.


Gout is a painful type of arthritis that results when uric acid crystals build up in the joints. These crystals are very sharp and give rise to acute inflammatory. A healthy kidney can keep acid-base and electrolyte balance, while for patients with stage 4 chronic kidney disease, the damaged kidney loses this function and gout is easily caused. What’s more, the most common performance of gout is sudden or severe pain in the big toe.


Patients with stage 4 chronic kidney disease are accompanied with severe swelling in ankle, foot, hand or leg. Foot pain can also be induced by swollen foot.

How to deal with foot pain of stage 4 chronic kidney disease?

An effective treatment plays an important part in the elimination of foot pain and recovery of this disease. Some treatments are as following:

1. Healthy diets. As uric acid mainly comes from the foods which are rich in purine, patients should avoid food with high purine.

2. Massage. A slight and moderate massage on foot can eliminate pain gradually.

3. Anti-inflammatory drugs and painkillers, like aspirin, amoxicillin, motrin and so on. You never take them freely unless a doctor give a guidance to you.

Besides, putting your feet up to a certain height is also helpful for removing foot pain. If these methods do not work for you, you can try our Foot Bath Therapy which is a natural treatment for the management of pain.

Along with above mentioned methods, you will get a relief of foot pain in stage 4 of chronic kidney disease. You can contact with our online doctors for a specific treatment for you.

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