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Foot Pain Relief

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Are you looking for a long-term solution to foot pain? We understand how difficult it can be to go about your daily routines if you have foot pain due to an injury or illness. Our physical therapists are skilled at determining the source of your pain and helping you find foot pain relief.

Many people take their feet for granted until simple tasks like standing or walking become excruciatingly painful and restricted. The foot is made up of 26 bones, 30 joints, and over 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments. These structures must work together to provide the coordination and timing required for walking, balance, and overall mobility. Pain and dysfunction result when any part of the system fails.

Stop struggling and go to Movement Physiotherapy & Performance in Uniontown, PA for the foot pain relief you require! Begin your road to recovery as soon as possible so you can get back to living your life!

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Typical foot pain conditions and how to find foot pain relief

You could be experiencing foot pain for a number of reasons. While some foot pain is caused by an acute injury, it can also develop gradually as a result of chronic overuse or underlying conditions. Physical therapy at Movement Physiotherapy & Performance in Uniontown, PA can provide long-term relief for most foot pain without the use of medications, injections, or surgery.

The following are some of the most common causes of foot pain:

Strains and sprains

Sprains and strains are common injuries that are frequently confused with one another! Sprains occur when a ligament is stretched or torn, whereas strains occur when a muscle or tendon is stretched.

These types of injuries are commonly caused by stepping incorrectly or landing incorrectly. Both of these injuries should be evaluated by a physical therapist to ensure that they heal quickly and that no long-term damage occurs.

Tendinopathy

Tendinopathy refers to any problem with a tendon, including disease, injury, or disorder. Tendinitis is one such problem that occurs when the tendons become inflamed, causing swelling and pain, particularly when the affected area is moved.

Tendinitis is frequently referred to as an overuse injury or a repetitive stress injury.

Plantar fasciitis

The plantar fascia is the long tissue at the bottom of your feet that connects the heel bone to the toes. Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition that affects the bottom, inner aspect of the heel and worsens after periods of non-weight bearing (i.e., the morning after sleeping, after prolonged sitting).

Although the name implies inflammation, recent research has shown that the plantar fascia is degenerating tissue rather than inflamed tissue.

Neuropathy

Neuropathy is a nerve disease that is commonly associated with diabetes, medication toxicity (e.g., chemotherapy), or circulation issues such as peripheral vascular disease.

This condition impairs sensation in the feet and can be especially troublesome when cuts or injuries go unnoticed. Changes in sensation can also make you more prone to balance problems and falls.

Whatever type of foot pain you are experiencing, getting help sooner rather than later will benefit you in the long run. Our physical therapists at Movement Physiotherapy & Performance in Uniontown, PA will work with you to reduce your pain and get you moving again!

Arthritis

Arthritis is a common condition that causes inflammation and foot pain in the joints. This condition can affect people of all ages, but it usually gets worse as they get older.

The most common types are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Both types of arthritis damage the cartilage, limiting your range of motion and function over time. Both conditions can have serious consequences for the foot joints.

Fractures

A fracture happens when a bone is subjected to too much force or trauma, causing it to crack or break completely. Excessive force can be caused by overuse and repetitive stresses, such as when running long distances.

To ensure proper healing, a foot fracture may necessitate weeks of rest and, in some cases, a cast or walking boot.

Bursitis

Bursae are closed, fluid-filled sacs that cushion and aid in creating a smooth, gliding surface between body tissues. These fluid sacs protect the tendons from the bone.

An injury or overuse can cause bursitis (inflammation of the bursae), which prevents tendons from gliding smoothly over the joint and can be painful or even debilitating. This condition frequently affects the foot and heel.

Fallen arches

The arches in your foot are formed by several tendons working together with your bones and joints. Your foot will form a proper arch when the tendons pull together correctly, and your joints are stable.

If the tendons do not pull together properly, your foot will form a minimal arch or no arch at all. A “fallen arch” or “flat foot” occurs when the joints and muscles are unable to stabilize and support the arch. Because of the altered gait caused by this condition, this condition is frequently associated with foot pain or pain in the shin and knee regions.

Tarsal tunnel syndrome

The tarsal tunnel is the groove through which the nerve that runs from the lower leg to the foot travels. When a nerve is irritated or pinched, it causes pain and inflammation.

Sharp, shooting pains, “pins and needles,” or burning sensations in the feet can make this condition debilitating. Fortunately, physical therapy has been shown to help with both acute and chronic pain relief.

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Physical therapy can help find foot pain relief in Uniontown, PA.

If you or a loved one is suffering from foot pain, our physical therapy center in Uniontown, PA can assist you. At your initial consultation, our physical therapists will conduct a thorough assessment to determine the source of your foot discomfort and develop a customized treatment plan. We’ll work hard to get you back up and running as soon as possible.

The primary goal at first is to increase joint mobility, reduce pain, and strengthen your lower leg and foot muscles. Our physical therapy treatment plans frequently include specific hands-on techniques such as joint mobilization and soft tissue work. Exercises to improve your balance, coordination, and gait are frequently included in our programs.

We’ll make every effort to alleviate your foot pain through stretches, modalities, and compression to improve circulation, so you can help your body heal and return to your normal activities.

We will review your treatment plan on a regular basis and may recommend lifestyle changes as well as inserts or custom orthotics to prevent future difficulties or re-injury.

Are you in need of foot pain relief? Request a PT appointment in Uniontown, PA today.

Our physical therapists at Movement Physiotherapy & Performance will assist you in regaining mobility, relieving pain, and improving your strength and overall function so that you can move freely and pain-free!

Make an appointment with us today, and we’ll have you up and running again as soon as possible!

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