. Herniated Lumbar Disc. A herniated disc occurs when a disc's inner core pushes or leaks out through its outer core. This process causes pressure on the nerve root, which may radiate pain down the sciatic nerve into the leg and foot, with symptoms varying and depending on the location of the herniated disc.
. Lumbar Spinal Stenosis. This lower back condition refers to the spinal nerve roots being compressed or choked, which may lead to referred foot pain symptoms including weakness, numbness and a tingling sensation in the foot. Related foot pain treatments include primarily nonsurgical measures to address the spinal stenosis in the lower back. Rarely, surgical decompression may be necessary.
. Spondylolisthesis. With this low back condition, a vertebra slips over the next vertebra, thus compromising the spine segment and potentially leading to a pinched nerve that can cause pain to travel down the leg and into the foot. Treatments for spondylolisthesis may include nonsurgical or surgical approaches.