Deficiency of the Essence of Liver and Kidney for Foot Pain

Sole pain, which gets worse with tiredness and is better from rest, with difficulty in walking, flaccidity in the feet, weakness in the lower back and knees, dizziness, tinnitus or deafness, loose teeth, infertility, irregular menstruation, a thin tongue coating and a thready pulse. If the deficiency is of Kidney-Yin, there will also be hot flushes, night sweating, thirst, a dry throat, dry stools, a red tongue with a thin and scanty coating and a thready and rapid pulse. If the deficiency is of Kidney-Yang, there will be an aversion to cold, cold limbs, oedema, profuse clear urine, a pale tongue with a thin and white coating and a slow, deep and thready pulse.