Exercises to manage foot pain
The foot can be affected by many different conditions. Two causes of foot pain are Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendonitis. Try the exercises suggested for foot pain relief here to help ease pain and prevent future injuries. You should see some foot pain relief within 2 weeks and you should recover over approximately a 4–6 week period. If you need additional help with your foot pain relief give us a call at 808.333.3688 to reserve your spot with one of our experts in treating foot pain- a board certified Physical Therapist who will use revolutionary techniques to speed up your healing process.
*Sitting plantar fascia stretch *Towel pickup exercise *Plantar fascia stretch *Wall push exercise *Achilles tendon and plantar fascia stretch
Foot Pain is a common complaint, and it can have many causes. Read on to learn more about different types of Foot Pain, diagnosis, and treatments.
Causes of Foot Pain
Pain in the foot can be due to a problem in any part of the foot. Bones, ligaments, tendons, muscles, fascia, toenail beds, nerves, blood vessels, or skin can be the source of Foot pain.
The cause of Foot Pain can be narrowed down by location and by considering some of the most common causes of foot pain.
Plantar Fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. The plantar fascia, a band of tough tissue connecting the heel bone to the toes, becomes irritated or inflamed. Heel pain, worst in the morning when getting out of bed, is the most common symptom. Arch pain may also be present.
Treatment for plantar fasciitis includes:
*Heel and foot Muscle Stretches
*Shoes with good arch support and a cushioned sole
*Various other treatments for plantar fasciitis are available.
Heel Spurs are abnormal growths of bone on the bottom of the heel bone that may be caused by an abnormal gait, posture or walking, inappropriate shoes, or certain activities, like running. Spurs may cause foot pain while walking or standing. Although one in 10 people has heel spurs only one in 20 of these people will have foot pain. Heel spurs can occur in people with plantar fasciitis, but they do not cause plantar fasciitis. People with flat feet or high arches are more likely to have foot pain from heel spurs.
Treatment for heel spurs include:
*Cutout heel pad
*Custom-made insert (orthotic) worn in the shoe
*Wearing shoes that fit well and have shock absorbing soles
If you have any questions please reach out to us by calling 808.333.3688 at Kauai Therapy & Wellness so you can be seen by one of our Foot Specialists. We are located right on the HWY in Puhi *next to Harley Davidson 3-1866 Kaumualii HWY *Stop by & visit us! We accept Most Insurance Plans AND in most cases you do not need an MD order to see us !!