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Foot and Ankle Pain
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What is Foot and
Pain and soreness in your foot, heel or ankle can be a real fun stopper!
And there are lots of things that can cause that pain and injury.
We all use our feet so much that the way we move when standing and walking is super important.
Foot pain is often caused by a problem with your feet such as poor foot biomechanics, muscle imbalances or the wrong type of shoes.
Many people have pain in the base of their foot or heel. This pain can be from overuse.
Common problems include:
- Plantar fasciitis (pain under your heel or the arch of your foot).
- Sesamoiditis (pain and inflammation under your big toe joint)
- Flat feet’ and ‘fallen arches’
In the past, flat feet were a sign of a poorly developed or poorly structured foot. Now we know that people with flat feet function generally well and that flat feet don’t cause many foot problems.
The most important factor in foot soreness and injury is not how flat or high your arches are, but the way you walk and move. If your feet move abnormally while you are walking or standing, this can make you more prone to injuries and foot soreness.
Other foot-related problems can include:
- Shin splints
- Corns and calluses
- Ingrown toenails
- Diabetes and circulation problems
When you book an appointment with a physiotherapist from The Physio Co to get help with your Foot and Ankle Pain, the first appointment will involve your physiotherapist asking questions about you, your general health, your future goals and the symptoms of your arthritis.
They will also likely ask you to show them how you move parts of your body under their instruction so they can properly assess and understand the problem.
It’s likely the physiotherapist will also gently feel and move the injured part of your body too.
After the first 1-2 appointments, once you and your physiotherapist have discussed the likely cause of the problem, the treatment needed and the likely time it will take to improve, you will receive a 1-page plan of what will happen next.
That plan will be a short, tailored and personal plan for you describing the recommended treatment and next steps.
Your plan will likely involve 4-12 weeks of treatment before it is reviewed, reassessed and considered if a new plan or updated plan is needed.
It’s super-important that you read, understand and follow your plan. If you have any questions, please ask your physiotherapist as soon as you can
The treatment you physio recommends will depend on what is affected and any pain.
There is no way of knowing exactly which treatment will work best for you. You will likely need to trial a few different treatments before finding the one that works for you.
When the plan is complete, we will review it together and decide what comes next.