Our feet are a highly sensitive part of our bodies, no great surprise there, as they do after all contain several thousand nerve endings. It is no wonder then we will feel sharp pain and extreme discomfort when we attempt to walk, when we are suffering with condtions like Plantar Fasciitis, Heel spurs, Achilles tendonitis, Mortons Neuroma.
Our feet will soon let us know when something is not just right.
While not all foot pain is serious, if we start to feel pain and discomfort that continues to last for several days, it is best then to have the problem assessed and if necessary have it treated.
There maybe occassions when we feel discomfort in the feet may be due to some other minor issues eg, wearing unsupportive footwear, an issue that can be very easily corrected.
Other factors that can cause discomfort to our feet and ankles for example excessive running on hard surfaces, road running can really place so much pressure on our feet, ankles and calf muscles, but we can reduce all that pounding on asphlat/ concrete by switching to softer more surfaces like grass, sand and trial.
Pain and discomfort in the feet can also be caused by excessive tautness in the calf muscles and stiffness in the ankle joints and adhesions between the bones of the foot, once this muscle tightness is released using for example massage therapy, much of the pain felt will be greatly reduced.
The more serious condtions however, like Plantar pain and tendonitis will need to be fully assesed and if needed, properly treated. With these more serious foot condtions it is most important to have them treated in the early stages, to help prevent them becoming chronic condtions.
Chronic foot pain takes longer to effectively treat, so the sooner the treatment begins the better.
It is important to note, that not all pain in the plantar surface of the foot is Plantar fasciitis,
it can be due to other issues eg, a strain to a ligament or a tear in the plantar tendon itself, that tear may need surgical intervention.
Nowadays, thankfully there are several highly effective therapies available to help treat and greatly reduce foot pain.
I love to treat foot condtions using different modalities such as sucton cupping, scrapping, dry needling, orthopedic massage to help effectively reduce pain and discomfort in the feet. I will always make sure that all work done to the feet is carried out without causing further pain or discomfort to the client.
That is really important as to effectively treat any muscle,tendon or ligament the client must be in a fully state of relaxation to allow the healing to be fully effective, When muscles are tense it is impossble to get into deep muscle fibres, and the treatment effectiveness will be greatly reduced.
So there clearly is never a need to suffer pain and discomfort in our feet, always have foot pain treated in its early stages, never let an easily treatable condtion become a really serious issue.
Our feet are amazing, so always look after them.
Please feel free to call me on 0862465163
Joe Brady. www.joebrady.ie
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