Foot Pain

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Foot pain

Foot Pain

Foot pain and injury is extremely common. Foot pain can be sourced from local structures such as muscles, ligaments, bones and joint or it can be referred from other sources including your lower back and other systemic diseases such as diabetes.

Because foot pain can have so many causes it is very important to have foot pain assessed by a health professional with an expertise or special interest in the management of foot pain. Only then can you be confident that your foot pain treatment is managing the "right" cause of your foot pain.

Common sources of foot pain include plantar fasciitis, bunion, heel pain, heel spur and ankle injuries.

Why Does It Hurt Under Your Feet?

One of the most common patient questions we receive is "Why does it hurt under my feet?". While there can be many causes to pain under your foot, the majority of of symptoms arise from a few common conditions. Working from the rear of the foot towards the front of your foot the most likely cause of your foot pain include: 

Based on the large number of potential sources of your foot pain, the treatment will always vary depending upon your specific diagnosis and rehabilitation needs to return you to the functional activities in your life.

For specific advice regarding the cause of your foot pain and its best treatment plan, please consult with your trusted healthcare practitioner who has a special interest in foot pain.

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Common Foot Pain Causes

General Information

Heel Pain

Traumatic Ankle Ligament Injuries

Tendinopathies/Fasciopathies

Foot Injuries

Bone Stress Injuries

Degenerative Conditions

Soft Tissue Inflammation

Biomechanical Conditions

Nerve-Related Sources

Muscle Injuries

Systemic Conditions

General Information

Common Foot Pain Treatments

With accurate assessment and early treatment, most foot pain responds extremely quickly to physiotherapy allowing you to quickly resume pain-free and normal activities of daily living.

Please ask you physiotherapist for their professional treatment advice.

Foot Pain Treatment Options

  • Early Injury Treatment
  • Avoid the HARM Factors
  • What to do after a Muscle Strain or Ligament Sprain?
  • Acupuncture and Dry Needling
  • Sub-Acute Soft Tissue Injury Treatment
  • Closed Kinetic Chain Exercises
  • Active Foot Posture Correction Exercises
  • Gait Analysis
  • Biomechanical Analysis
  • Balance Enhancement Exercises
  • Proprioception & Balance Exercises
  • Agility & Sport-Specific Exercises
  • Medications?
  • Heel Cups
  • Orthotics
  • Soft Tissue Massage
  • Walking Boot
  • Brace or Support
  • Dry Needling
  • Electrotherapy & Local Modalities
  • Heat Packs
  • Joint Mobilisation Techniques
  • Kinesiology Tape
  • Neurodynamics
  • Physiotherapy Instrument Mobilisation (PIM)
  • Prehabilitation
  • Running Analysis
  • Strength Exercises
  • Stretching Exercises
  • Supportive Taping & Strapping
  • TENS Machine
  • Video Analysis
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    Last updated 25-May-2018 02:15 PM

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