Foot pain – What you need to know
Your foot is made up of 26 bones, 30 joints and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments that all help to keep you moving. The average person walks around 1,500 miles a year which results in lot of pressure on your feet! Foot pain can come in many different forms and can be debilitating, so it is important to stay on top of it.
Symptoms of foot pain
There can be many underlying conditions that can cause foot pain such as:
- Heel pain or spurs
- Plantar fasciitis
Or you can be affected by more routine foot issues including:
- Toenail issues (ingrown, thickened or infected)
- Corns and calluses
- Dry cracked heels
- Tinea/Athletes foot
- Plantar warts
How can a podiatrist help with foot pain?
A Podiatrist is a health care professional who is an expert in foot, ankle and lower limb health and thus are well placed to address your foot pain. Back In Motion Podiatrists specialise in every aspect of podiatry including Orthotic therapy to improve your basic foot mechanics. Even if you have healthy feet it is always a good idea to see a Podiatrist.
General tips to avoid foot pain
- Choose comfortable, well fitted shoes
- Avoid high heels and narrow toed shoes
- Always wear footwear outdoors
7 Free tips to help ease your foot pain
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