Foot pain can cause your entire body to hurt. This is because you'll experience pain with every step and your entire day will become a series of attempts to avoid further pain.
The Cause of Foot Pain
There are a lot of factors that can influence foot pain. This can include footwear choices and/or how many steps you typically take in a day. Your feet are susceptible to injury with almost every movement you make. Taking care of your feet should be a top priority when you are working on keeping your body mobile and pain-free.
Foot injuries are incredibly common. A misstep, a sudden fall, a sharp object underfoot, and you could suddenly be in a lot of pain. Below is a list of common foot injuries:
- Achilles tendon rupture
- Bone spurs
- Flat feet
- Achilles tendinitis
- Avulsion fracture
- Sprains and/or Strains to foot
About Foot Pain
While some of these injuries will develop as a result of a sports accident or similar event, this isn’t the case every time. Unfortunately, one of the most common injuries that are likely to cause foot pain are called overuse injuries. These are injuries that occur not as a result of any particular accident or fall, but as a result of regular use.
Every time you take a step you put pressure on your feet. Every jump compounds that pressure. This means that engaging in activities like running or walking long distances can put a lot of stress on your feet. If you are doing what’s necessary to prevent injury, such as regular stretching and wearing the right types of shoes, then you could develop an injury just from going about your daily business.
Physical Therapy for Foot Pain
Foot pain may develop gradually, as is often the case with overuse injuries, or may occur suddenly following an accident. The first thing to do when you begin experiencing pain is to see a doctor to ensure that there is no risk of further injuring yourself. Then, physical therapy is the next step. Your physical therapist at FYZICAL South Jones will use a combination of tools, including massage, stretching techniques, and different exercises to help build strength and restore mobility while alleviating pain by targeting the core of the discomfort.