Physiotherapy for Foot Pain
Physiotherapy is an effective treatment for foot pain. Foot pain can be a product of injuries, strains, sprains, fractures, arthritis, and other medical conditions. Although pain is a subjective complaint, it is debilitating enough to compromise quality of life, considering they are our primary source of ambulation. Most forms of foot pain are a result of mechanical injury.
Causes of Foot Pain:
- Overuse injury
- Arthritis, gout, autoimmune disease
- Bone spurs
Primary focus of foot pain is to determine cause of symptoms. Once a cause is determined, an action plan for care can be established, as the modalities of intervention vary dramatically from surgery to immobilization. The overarching objective of physiotherapy is to reduced pain and improve functional status once diagnosis is established.
- Range of motion activity
- Evaluate for arch support and orthotics
- Improve gait and posture
- Muscle strengthening exercises