Foot pain may be caused by many different problems. One of the most common problems of foot pain includes plantar fascitis in the inferior part of the heel. This condition occurs mainly in runners and the older adult, as well as in pregnant women and obese people. It is often associated with a biomechanical abnormality, such as excessive inward or outward rolling of the foot (excessive pronation or supination) or excessive load through the arches of the foot. Plantar fasciitis pain is typically worse in the morning, improves with exercise at first and is aggravated by standing.

Other common causes of heel pain are fat pad syndrome, also known as “bruised heel” or “stone bruise”, as well as calcaneal stress fractures and nerve entrapment. Pain in front parts of the foot also occur, which could be due to stress fractures or tendinopathies. Physiotherapy treatment for these and other foot pathologies includes cryotherapy, soft tissue therapy (stretches, massage), joint mobilizations, taping, orthotics, reduction in activity and strengthening exercises.

See also - Jaw Pain, Shoulder, Elbow & Forearm, Wrist & Hand, Pelvic Pain, Hip & Groin, Thigh, Knee, Shin, Foot, Head & Neck, Upper Back/Thoracic Spine, Lower Back, Buttocks, Calf & Achillies Tendon, Ankle


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