Foot Complaints - Active Physio Health

Foot Complaints

Whether you’re a walker, a runner or just trying to get from A to B, any foot pain can make life difficult. There are a number of contributing factors which can cause discomfort and pain in the foot. Foot pain can be caused by genetically inherited conditions such as a mechanical imbalance in the foot, or developed from an injury or inappropriate foot wear. The foot is comprised of 26 bones and is supported by ligaments, muscle and plantar fascia. Foot pain is a common problem and there are a wide range of possible causes.

There are many conditions which can cause added stress on your feet leading to pain and discomfort such as:

    • Flat Feet
    • Arch Pain
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Bunions (Hallux valgus)
    • Diabetic Foot
    • Diabetic Ulcers
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Diabetes & Foot Care
    • Gait Dysfunction & Abnormalities
    • Haglund’s Deformity
    • Heel Pain
    • Heel Spur
    • Heel Stress Fracture
    • Limp
    • Metatarsal Pain
    • Morton’s Neuroma
    • Posterior Heel Pain
    • Runner’s Knee
    • Shin Splints
    • Sprained Ankle
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

The foot is a complex area of the body. Together the feet consist of one quarter of the bones in the body, and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments over several layers.

The foot is able to absorb shock, while still being flexible and adaptable for walking over different surfaces.

With so many potential causes for pain, physiotherapists examine many different aspects of the foot and leg in general. Assessing the injured area starts with observation of the foot posture – some people have quite flat feet while others are very high arched.

This natural variation can create a tendency towards different injuries, and it is important to look at posture and movement in standing and walking or running.

Our highly skilled Physiotherapists will carry out a thorough assessment to help identify the cause of the foot pain and recommend ways to reduce or resolve your discomfort.

Once your foot pain has been diagnosed our Physiotherapists will use a variety of evidence based treatments to reduce your pain and increase your function. The cause of foot pain is often multifactorial and a variety of different treatments, such as ice, massage, strengthening and range of motion exercises, corrective footwear and stretching regimes, may be used.


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