Foot Pain

Foot Pain Treatments & Therapies

Much like the hand and wrist, the foot is often considered a complicated part of the body, comprising of bones, muscles, nerves, and ligaments. Mainly because of the complexity, the foot issues can be difficult to diagnose. So, a proper and thorough assessment by the experienced therapist is needful. The foot can be divided into the rear of the hindfoot, mid-foot, and forefoot. Each area might have some problems, and the physiotherapies will differ from one section to another.

The doctor, along with the physical therapist, will work together to determine the main cause behind foot pain when possible and then will develop one targeted treatment plan for that same pain. Many people avoid seeking professional help because they are worried about getting into surgery. But, with a well-trained physiotherapist by your side, you can opt for the medications and other non-invasive Foot pain treatment too.

Some of the common issues of foot pain are bone spurs, tendinitis, fractured or broken bones, arthritis, plantar fasciitis, and strains or sprains. Depending on the cause, the treatment plan will vary.

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Tests

Physical therapy is mainly applied with a two-prolonged goal. The therapist will work with you to help reduce foot pain or discomfort but will also work to ensure the better function of joints, bones, and muscles in the impacted area. While addressing the issues with feet, the therapist will work on certain functions like balance, gait, and your ability to bear weight.

All these functions can get impacted if you are experiencing high foot pain. Sometimes, you might not even realize that you are walking a different way to accommodate an issue or your balance has suffered. With proper tests, the physiotherapists can determine the problem you are facing and will offer the best treatments.

  • There are special ankle and foot examinations to provide a clear approach to examine the foot and ankle. Sometimes, it will include video demonstrations as well.
  • Then you have musculoskeletal exams, which are broken into four major components, like feel, look, special tests, and moves. It can be a helpful platform to start the treatment process.
  • Anterior inspection is another diagnostic section to settle down on the main painful areas in the foot. Here, the examination is to determine the scar, bruising, swelling, and psoriasis plaques in patients. It will also help in determining fixed flexion deformity of toes, misalignment of the big toe, and calluses.
  • Lateral inspection to check out the lateral aspect of feet and ankle for abnormalities. Here, the test will focus on foot arc and inspect for flat feet or abnormally raised foot arch.
  • Lastly, you have the posterior inspection, which will inspect the posterior portions of the ankle and feet for some abnormalities. Here, the examiners will look for muscle wasting, scars, Achilles tendon, and heel misalignment.

Physiotherapy Treatment for Foot Pain

A team of physiotherapists or healthcare professionals can personalize and then direct treatments for addressing your specified injury and help you with faster recovery. Treatments with a physiotherapist will include pain control with therapeutic modalities, dry needling or acupuncture, manual or hands-on therapy for improving joint stiffness, and more.

Through these individual therapeutic exercises, you can improve the flexibility, motor control, and strength of the patients suffering from foot pain. Soft tissue release is equally vital and needs massage therapy treatments for reducing muscle tones and relaxing nervous systems.

In case the ankle injury seems severe or appears to not heal up properly, then the physiotherapist will suggest you get assessed by sports medicine doctors, who can later refer you out for imaging if necessary.

If a foot condition like plantar fasciitis has been diagnosed, then the therapist can concentrate on assisting with the symptoms. Around 10% of people deal with plantar fasciitis on a regular basis. Moreover, there are proven manual therapies and rehabilitative exercises to help with the growing discomfort and reverse the condition as well.

  • Manual therapies:

These therapies are movements and massages that the physiotherapist performs on foot while you are in your office. They have the same goal and benefits must like rehabilitative exercises. However, the therapist is able to safely push back those past boundaries, which you don’t have on your own and can lead to progressive results.

  • Rehabilitative exercises:

These exercises are the ones that physical therapist teaches you to perform while you are in front of them and also at home. These are simple motions that you do in sets as per the PT’s instructions. Performing these exercises on a regular basis is vital for stretching and rebuilding muscles. It can also address weaknesses in the body, resulting in pain and functional issues.

How PhysioTattva Can Help You Treated for Foot Pain

PhysioTattva is your one-stop solution whenever you are suffering from excruciating foot pain and get quality responses. We hire only the best physiotherapists in town, who are more than happy to assist you in your therapeutic treatments. We have already worked with patients suffering from foot pain. So, helping you with the best therapies will be an easy cakewalk for us. By using modern therapeutic tools and exercises, we will provide complete relief from foot pain.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take to treat foot pain?

It is not easy to pre-determine the time taken for foot pain relief. Therapists can present a clear idea only after properly diagnosing the problem.

Can ultrasound help in diagnosing foot pain?

Yes. It helps in creating an image of the ligaments present in your foot and able, with the plantar fascia, the posterior tibial tendon, and Achilles tendon.

What types of foot pain are most common?

Some of the common foot pain types are Diabetic neuropathy, Ingrown toenails, Plantar fasciitis, Blisters, and Corns.

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