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Aching and Sore Feet | Townsville Podiatry | The Physio Movement

Posted on: Aug 23rd, 2017 by The Physio Movement | Categories: Sports Medicine & Nutrition

Aching and Sore Feet?

Townsville Podiatrist at The Physio Movement cover Aching Feet…

When you have sore and painful feet, you hurt all over because your feet are the base of your entire bone structure. Problems with your Feet can cause pain in your Shins, knees and back and lead to overall discomfort when standing, walking, or running. Your feet really do take a huge load and do a lot of hard work!

Your feet are a very complex part of your body.  Each foot has over 26 separate bones held in position by dozens of ligaments, tendons and muscles and the bones and muscles form flexible arches that support the weight of your entire body.  As you raise your foot to take a step, your joints lock so you have the leverage to push your body forward.  When you lower your foot to the ground, the joints unlock to assist with shock absorption and normal leg function.  This locking and unlocking of the joints allows you to walk on any surface, whether it be a soft sandy beaches, a dirt track or a concrete foot path.

Your feet support your entire body weight and the slightest misalignment of muscles and bones can cause many health concerns and pain for your body.

Its been said that your feet function in a similar manner to the front end of your car. When your car is out of alignment

  • The tyres wear out quicker and unevenly
  • Uneven stress is placed on the frame or chassis
  • The steering wheel may even begin to vibrate or shake
  • Driving at significant speed can become quite dangerous

A misaligned foot does similar thing

  • Pressure develops and trouble starts immediately
  • Bones can move against bones
  • Ligaments become over stretched and muscles can become overused
  • Soon the structures in the leg and entire body can start to break down

 The symptoms of faulty foot function may include:

  • Aching feet
  • Heel pain
  • Claw toes
  • Corns and calluses
  • Bunions
  • Shin Splints or shin pain
  • Pain in the legs
  • Knee pain
  • Hip pain
  • Back & neck pain can even be related to poor foot and leg function

How is your condition treated with a Podiatrist?

Podiatrist Chris graduated from Podiatry in 1996, having extensive clinical experience in dealing with aching feet and legs.

When visiting Podiatrist Chris,  treatment options for sore feet may include specific exercises, foot mobilisation, specific strapping, supportive footwear, shoe analysis, dry needling, orthotic therapy, and bracing.

At The Physio Movement we have an Orthotic appliance which takes personalised Biomechanical measurements, enabling Podiatrist Chris to complete a prescription for Orthotics to address your particular foot problems, leg pain or postural complaints.

Book Now to arrange a time to get your aching feet under control- Lets stop the pain!

Contact

     517 Flinders Street
Townsville City Qld 4810
     1300 TPM FIT or 4740 4516
     info@thephysiomovement.com.au
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