The Daily Challenge of Foot Pain
Struggling with foot pain and health problems often affects your day-to-day life. Exercise, social activities, and even your work life may be drastically impacted by pain when moving. As time goes on, pain may worsen, and life may begin to look nothing like what it used to be before foot pain became a regular occurrence. The longer you let your foot pain go untreated, the harder it may be to manage. The best thing you can do is seek support earlier rather than later — there is no need to put up with unnecessary pain.
What is Foot Pain?
Foot pain is extremely common, and part of the reason is that there are so many varieties of conditions that may cause foot pain. It is also something that has the ability to affect people of all ages, no matter the stage of life they find themselves in.
Young children can, of course, experience injuries, but also may find that the natural structure of their foot is causing issues with their gait and movement that is causing pain. Long-term wear and tear may also lead to degeneration of foot health, leading many people to feel excessive foot pain as they get older.
Natural biomechanics, injuries, strains, and other conditions may all frequently cause foot pain problems. Here is a short list of some of the common foot pain issues we come across at our clinic:
Foot Pain Symptoms
Your foot is an incredibly complex anatomical structure. As it carries the weight of your entire body, it’s natural for various injuries and conditions to arise, though the root causes can differ.
This means that pain may manifest in different ways, and two people complaining of ‘foot pain’ may be experiencing completely opposite symptoms. The pain may feel like inflammation or tenderness, a burning sensation, a general ache, sharp stabbing pains, or numbness and tingling. It may worsen with activity or be at its most painful after long periods of rest.
Here are some of the areas where people commonly feel foot pain:
The outer side of the foot
The sole of the foot
Foot Pain Treatments
Clinical myotherapy aims to assess, diagnose, and manage a wide array of injuries and health conditions. By rehabilitating muscles and offering management techniques, clinical myotherapy may be able to help treat foot pain. The goal is to restore function and mobility while helping you manage your health and discomfort, using hands-on and holistic therapy treatments.
Exercise physiology is built entirely around you and your symptoms. Using an extensive understanding of the human body and its functions, an exercise physiologist aims to prescribe personalised exercises to assist in your treatment. They will monitor your rehabilitation, all the while aiming to boost function, mobility, and comfort.
Qualified therapists may use a variety of remedial massage techniques to help your foot pain in the long term. Remedial therapy aims to assist in restoring and repairing musculoskeletal issues, ultimately tailored to improve function and mobility. The goal will be to use remedial massage to decrease pain, stiffness, and tension associated with your foot problems.
When you think about foot pain, visiting a podiatrist is probably one of the first options you consider. Podiatry focuses on conditions and injuries in the foot, ankle, and lower limbs. At Modern Medicine, we aim to deliver podiatry services to address your foot pain, using a range of treatments and lifestyle changes to improve your daily life.
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Why Choose Modern Medicine?
Book an Appointment at Modern Medicine for Foot Pain Treatment
Are you a Ballarat local struggling with the effects of foot pain? There’s no need to put up with your discomfort for another day. At Modern Medicine, we welcome anyone into our clinic who is concerned about their foot health. Our goal is to deliver personalised services with the aim of easing your foot pain and building management techniques to lower the stress your pain may be putting on your daily life. Let’s get you back on your feet! Make a booking to discuss your foot pain today.