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Foot Pain

The foot seems difficult region to treat, mostly because the anatomy looks rather complex. If the foot is considered in its three distinct regions:

  • the rear foot
  • the midfoot and
  • the forefoot,

the anatomy is gently simplified.

In keeping with this anatomical division of the foot, the foot pain is most conveniently as follow:

  • heel pain
  • midfood pain
  • forefoot pain.

The most common cause of rear foot pain is plantar fasciitis. The condition occurs mainly in runners and the older adults.

The most common cause of midfoot pain is mid-tarsal joint sprain.

Forefoot pain can be cause from bone and joint abnormalities.

Common Foot Injuries

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Fat Pad Contusion

  • Stress Fracture

  • Fracture

  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Heel Spur

  • High Ankle Sprain

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Severs Disease

  • Mid-Tarsal Joint Spain

  • Navicular Stress Fracture

  • Tibialis Posterior Tendinopathy

  • Plantar Fascia Strain

  • Cuboid Syndrome

  • Hallux Vagus

  • Osteoarthritis

What Causes Common Foot Injuries ?

Injury, overuse or conditions causing inflammation involving any of the bones, ligaments or tendons in the foot can cause foot pain. Arthritis is a common cause of foot pain. Injury to the nerves of the feet may result in intense burning pain, numbness or tingling (peripheral neuropathy).

While there may be many causes of foot pain, it is important to note that not all foot pain originates in the toes or in the front or back of the foot, nor does it necessarily develop because of some injury or trauma to the foot.

Common Treatments for Foot Pain & Injury

The foot is a complex anatomical structure that may be affected by disease within the body or the foot itself. The arches of foot are the primary structures that control the amount of ground force transmitted into the body. When pain due to foot pain interferes with your normal activities, you should seek medical advice. Treatment of foot pain will depend on the cause of the pain and may involve strengthening, stretching, and possibly the following physical therapy machines:


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