FOOT PAIN


The foot is one of the most complex structures of the body. Over 100 muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments and bones make up the foot. When we stand, walk or run, these foot structures must accept weight, absorb weight and transmit weight. This weight or load can be over 5 times our body weight. When things go wrong with the foot it affects the whole body and general health. This complex architectural marvel is the keystone to the function of our whole leg and any foot problems should be looked at closely.

Causes of foot pain

  • Accumulative load or overuse injuries
  • Acute injuries such as sprained or rolled ankles
  • Poor biomechanics that affect our tendons, ligaments, joints and bones
  • Sports injuries
  • Poor footwear

 

Symptoms of foot pain

  • Locking, catching or giving way of the ankle or foot
  • Sharp, dull, shooting or burning pain in the foot
  • Feet that ache at night
  • Stiffness or prolonged tightness in the feet
  • Morning pains in the feet that take a while to warm up

 

Common conditions of the feet

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Heel spurs
  • Achilles tendonitis, severs disease
  • Metatarsal pain (toe pain)
  • Acute injuries to the ankle and feet
  • Neuroma and nerve conditions in the feet

 

What to do about foot pain

At Balmain Chiropractic Centre we understand that foot pain affects your ability to work and live an active and social lifestyle. It can stop you from going out, wearing the shoes you love or just getting to the bathroom in the morning without pain. Our chiropractors use treatments that are safe, gentle and effective to get your feet pain free and moving properly again. Our chiropractors use the latest treatments that are supported by research and constitute the gold standard in foot care.