Foot pain and injury are widespread. You can source foot pain from local structures such as muscles, ligaments, bones and joints, 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 crucial to have foot pain assessed by a health professional with a special interest in managing foot pain. Only then can you be confident that your foot pain treatment manages the “right” cause of your foot pain.
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 of pain under your foot, most symptoms arise from a few common conditions.
Based on many 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.
Common Foot Pain Causes
- Achilles Tendon Rupture
- Achilles Tendinopathy
- FHL Tendinopathy
- Peroneal Tendinopathy
- Tibialis Posterior Tendinopathy
- Ankle Fracture (Broken Ankle)
- Stress Fracture
- Stress Fracture Feet
- Severs Disease
- Juvenile Osteochondritis Dissecans
- Heel Spur
- Shin Splints
Traumatic Ankle Ligament Injuries
Soft Tissue Inflammation
Common Treatments For Foot Pain
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 your physiotherapist for their professional treatment advice.
- Early Injury Treatment
- Avoid the HARM Factors
- Walking Boot
- Brace or Support
- Electrotherapy & Local Modalities
Subacute Treatment Options
- Acupuncture and Dry Needling
- Joint Mobilisation Techniques
- Physiotherapy Instrument Mobilisation (PIM)
Other Treatment Options
- Active Foot Posture Correction Exercises
- Strength Exercises
- Stretching Exercises
- Closed Kinetic Chain Exercises
- Gait Analysis
- Running Analysis
- Video Analysis
- Biomechanical Analysis
- Agility & Sport-Specific Exercises