Get Back On Your Feet.
Foot pain is no joke. If you are dealing with foot pain for any reason, whether an injury or a condition, we understand how difficult it can be to get around.
Things that should be quite straightforward, such as walking or standing, might become extremely stressful. Stop putting up with foot pain and get on the road to recovery right away so you may go wherever you want!
Reasons For Foot Pain
You may be experiencing foot pain for a variety of reasons. An injury to the foot may result in minor pain or can cause excruciating pain and make it difficult to bear weight.
While some foot pain may occur suddenly due to acute injury, it can also develop over time due to a chronic underlying condition. According to the Mayo Clinic, there are several common causes of foot pain, including, but not limited to the following:
A fracture occurs from excessive force or trauma to the bone, causing it to crack or break entirely. A fracture to the foot or ankle could result in weeks of downtime to ensure proper healing.
Bursitis occurs when the tendons rub against the “bursae” or anti-friction sacs, causing them to become irritated and uncomfortable. This condition can also occur in a person’s elbow, shoulder, and hip, although the foot and heel are most commonly affected.
Arthritis is a very common inflammatory condition that affects the joints and results in pain. The most common types include osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Both types of arthritis can greatly impact the foot and ankle joints. Arthritis can also affect anyone at any age.
Tarsal tunnel syndrome
Tarsal tunnel syndrome occurs when the tarsal tunnel (the nerve that runs from the ankle to the foot) becomes pinched and painfully inflamed. Symptoms include sharp, shooting pains, feelings of “pins and needles” and burning sensations in the feet.
Overuse of the tendons can lead to tendonitis, which causes them to become inflamed over a lengthy period. Tendinitis can make even simple chores like reaching for a glass on the top shelf of a cabinet or bending down to pick up a dropped object difficult. Tendinitis can become chronic and very painful over time, compounding the problem.
Strains and sprains
Sprains and strains happen often, and are often confused for which is which. A sprain occurs when a ligament is stretched too far or torn, while a strain occurs when a muscle or tendon is stretched too far. Both of these injuries should be checked out by a medical professional to ensure no lasting damage will occur.
Plantar fasciitis happens when the connective tissue on the bottom of the feet becomes inflamed and weakened. This can occur from aggravated overuse, such as lots of standing, too much running (especially ramped up too quickly), improper posture, or changing shoes.
Fortunately, physiotherapy has been shown to help with the rehabilitation of injured feet as well as the relief of acute and chronic pain. Call us today at (416) 530-0555 to speak with one of our qualified Toronto, ON physiotherapists about how we can help you!
How Can A Physiotherapist At The Running Physio Relieve My Foot Pain?
If you are experiencing foot pain, The Running Physio can help! You can be confident that we will have you back on your feet in no time.
During your initial appointment, our physiotherapist will perform a thorough assessment to determine the source of your pain and then create a personalized treatment plan for your condition. The majority of our treatment plans incorporate specialized hands-on manual therapy techniques, exercises, and stretches to restore joint mobility, improve balance, and strengthen the foot muscles. We will do everything in our power to alleviate your discomfort and improve your strength and circulation, so you can get back to moving with ease. We also offer Shockwave Therapy, which has been shown to help longstanding cases of plantar fasciitis.
Our physiotherapy practice in Toronto, ON will assist you in regaining mobility, comfort, and overall function while also removing painful restrictions. Please contact The Running Physio today to schedule an appointment. We will get you back up and running as soon as possible!
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Read our blog post on how physiotherapy can relieve pain naturally and learn about Achilles pain by clicking here!