Foot Pain Physiotherapy and Treatment in Toronto and Scarborough
We Provide Physiotherapy and Chiropractic Care to Help You Recover
Foot pain is very common. Especially since the foot is an incredibly complex part of your body, it has 26 bones that are connected by many joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
Moreover, it carries such significant stresses throughout the day. Foot pain is generally caused by improper foot function. Foot problems can worsen and, in some circumstances, begin due to poorly fitting shoes.
In other cases foot pain can be avoided by wearing orthotics in your shoes that fit comfortably and provide adequate support. The toes, heels, nerves, tendons, ligaments, and joints of the foot can all be impacted by a variety of different foot issues.
Unfortunately, when foot injuries occur they can be stressful and difficult to manage as they tend to impact daily activity and a person’s mobility. The following will describe some of the injuries most commonly treated.
Common Injuries Involving Foot Pain:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Heel Pain (Bone Spurs)
- Pes Planus (Flat Feet)
Millions of people are treated for plantar fasciitis a year. Plantar fasciitis is described as an intense pain felt in the bottom of a person’s heel. The pain caused by Plantar fasciitis can occur in both feet or just one. The thick, web-like ligament that links your heel to the front of your foot is called the plantar fascia. It assists you in walking by serving as a shock absorber and supporting your foot’s arch.
But, in some people this pressure to support can be too great causing damage or tears in the tissue. In which case, the body’s natural response of inflammation can occur. This inflammation typically results in the heel pain and stiffness of plantar fasciitis. The majority of the time, plantar fasciitis occurs for reasons that are not identifiable. However, there are a number of factors, including age, repetitive activity, and obesity, that can increase your risk of developing the disorder.
If you believe that you may have plantar fasciitis. Our Scarborough and Toronto chiropractors will evaluate the area to diagnose the problem and choose the best course of action, which can involve making custom orthotics to reduce tension and pressure on the foot. Connect with our injury rehabilitation clinics today to learn how we can help you.
Heel Pain (Bone Spurs)
Heel spurs are a type of foot condition that’s caused by a “bony-like” growth, known as a calcium deposit developing in the heel. These spurs typically poke out below your back heel bone. Bone spurs are traditionally identified in X-rays as they are not always identifiable to the naked eye.
Heel spurs are associated with Plantar fasciitis, in fact many doctors believe that heel spurs are the result of plantar fasciitis. Specifically, when you develop plantar fasciitis, your body responds to the stress by creating a heel spur. Both conditions occur from stress on your foot ligaments.
And, both conditions are treated similarly. Using chiropractic treatment, physiotherapy and massage in addition to wearing custom orthotics that support your arches and protect your heel by cushioning the bottom of your foot, will aid in recovery.
Pes Planus Commonly Referred to as Flat Feet
Pes planus is a foot deformity, which is most straightforwardly recognized as a flat foot, wherein the arch is lowered or straightened out. It is medically defined by an insufficient development of the medial longitudinal arch of the foot to the point in which it makes contact or close contact with the ground. Since, the arch of the foot acts as an adaptive and flexible base for a person’s body. It acts to disperse weight-bearing and stores mechanical energy.
For most individuals who visit our Toronto and Scarborough therapy clinics, this deformity can be asymptomatic, as they may not experience accompanying pain. However, for others it can be highly uncomfortable as the dysfunction of the arch complex can alter the biomechanics of the lower limbs and lumbar spine resulting in a higher chance of injury and suffering.
If you are experiencing pain with Pes planus, our goal will be to relieve this pain by treating it with massage therapy, shockwave and laser therapy services in Toronto. We also will work to prevent this pain from future occuring by creating customs orthotics which work to balance the foot in a neutral position and cushion the foot from excessive pounding.