Your feet are a flexible part of your body made up of lots of bones, muscles, and soft tissues that allow us to stand up and do different things such as jump, run or walk.
There are lots of different muscles and tendons that allow for small fine movements and large forceful movements. You also require good control in your foot for balance and support.
There are different types of pain that can be felt with foot conditions and you may have a fracture which requires rehabilitation following casting or may have more of a long-standing condition.Foot injuries can come due to a sporting injury such as jumping or running. You may also have a direct foot injury or have poor foot posture.
Footwear can also affect how your foot functions as if your shoes are not supportive then some structures can have excessive forces placed on them and your foot posture may change over time.
What foot conditions do we treat?
The foot is a common region for complaints due to the complexity and structures within it. Your physiotherapist will carry out a full foot examination assessing the structures surrounding and within your foot to determine what is causing your symptoms.
Common foot conditions we treat include:
What treatment options are available for foot conditions?
There are several treatment options available for foot conditions and your chosen treatments will be dependent on what symptoms you present with. After your physiotherapist has carried out a full assessment you will be given an individual treatment plan based around your goals and lifestyle.
Treatment may include:
- Stretching exercises
- Soft tissue massage
- Orthotic advice
- Weight loss advice if indicated
- Strengthening exercises
- Postural correction
- Preventative exercises
- Taping or bracing
- Joint mobilisation
- Walking aid education such as using crutches
- Advice and education
- Flexibility exercises
- Advice regarding activity modification
- Graded return to functional/sporting activity
What is the benefit of physiotherapy for a foot condition?
There are many benefits of physiotherapy for a foot condition and the particular benefits you feel will depend on your initial complaint and symptoms.
Benefits of physiotherapy include:
- Reduced pain
- Increased flexibility and range of movement
- Improved posture
- Education and advice
- Increased strength
- Improved balance
- Quicker recovery
- Safe recovery
Why choose Farrell Physiotherapy?
We pride ourselves on providing excellent patient care ensuring you are always at the centre of what we do. We are committed to continuous education and development to make sure we are up to date with the latest practices and therefore you can feel confident you are getting the best possible advice and care when coming to Farrell Physiotherapy.
If you would like to book an assessment or to enquire about foot conditions and physiotherapy treatment please call 01245 615 051 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.