The foot is a marvel of human anatomy, bearing the weight of every step we take and acting as the foundation of our daily mobility. From quick dashes to leisurely strolls, our feet ensure we move with stability and balance. However, like any structure under continuous pressure, our feet can become susceptible to pain and ailments. That’s where Foot Pain Physiotherapy enters the picture, providing a holistic approach to both diagnose the root cause of discomfort and initiate a tailored path of treatment.
Our team of expert therapists at Next Step Physio understands the intricate network of bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles that make up the foot. With this expertise, we’re equipped to offer solutions that address a broad range of foot-related issues.
One common source of foot discomfort can be the mismatch between the foot’s natural structure and the footwear we choose. To alleviate this mismatch, Custom orthotics have emerged as an effective remedy. These are not the generic insoles you find in stores but rather bespoke devices crafted to align with an individual’s unique foot shape and walking pattern. At Next Step Physio Edmonton, we believe that custom orthotics are more than just foot accessories; they are precision tools that can significantly diminish pain and enhance walking comfort. Other common sources of foot pain for which you might want to opt for foot pain physiotherapy Edmonton include:
Overuse and Strains: Just like any other part of the body, the muscles and tendons of the foot can become strained, especially in athletes or individuals with jobs that require prolonged standing.
Stress Fractures: Tiny cracks in a bone, which are often caused by repetitive force or overuse, like repeatedly jumping up and down or running long distances.
Foot Deformities: Conditions such as bunions, hammer toes, or flat feet can all result in persistent discomfort.
Plantar Fasciitis: The inflammation of the robust tissue strip that stretches beneath the foot, often resulting in sharp pains, predominantly during the initial steps after waking up.
Achilles Tendinitis: This refers to the irritation of the Achilles tendon, which bridges the calf muscles to the heel. Frequent causes include excessive activity or wearing footwear that lacks adequate cushioning.
Aging and Arthritis: As we grow older, the natural cushioning of the foot can wear away, leading to arthritis and other age-related conditions.
At Next Step Physio & Concussion Clinic Edmonton, we approach every patient’s condition with a comprehensive evaluation. After understanding the root cause of the pain, we craft a personalized treatment plan that could involve a combination of exercises, manual therapy, exercise prescription, acupuncture, dry needling, electrotherapy, advice on footwear, and, if required, custom orthotics. Patients will be provided with a regime of exercises to continue at home to reinforce the work done during the treatment sessions. Regular check-ins will be scheduled to monitor progress, adjust treatment as necessary, and ensure that the patient is on track for recovery.
Our feet are integral to our daily lives. They deserve attention, care, and the best therapeutic solutions when in distress. Next Step Physio Edmonton is committed to ensuring that every step you take is pain-free and comfortable. Experience the difference with our specialized Foot Pain Physiotherapy services. Remember, when it comes to foot health, every step counts. Book your appointment with us today!
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Custom orthotics are tailor-made for an individual's foot structure and specific needs and designed after a comprehensive evaluation. In contrast, store-bought insoles are generic and might not address specific foot issues.
Yes, even if the injury is old, physiotherapy techniques can address pain and restore function. It's never too late to seek treatment and improve your quality of life.