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Heel & Arch Pain

Are YOU Having Pain in Your Feet?

DO YOU HAVE PAIN FIRST THING IN THE MORNING?

 

Did you know that plantar fasciitis is the most common form of heel pain? While there are many reasons for morning foot pain, plantar fasciitis is common in runners and dancers. It’s best to ask your podiatrist for an assessment, diagnosis and treatment if you are experiencing any kind of heel pain.

DO YOU HAVE PAINFUL KNEES OR HIPS?

Sore knees and hips are caused by many reasons, but often surprisingly, this pain can be caused by your gait, which is the way you walk. A podiatrist doesn’t just focus on the feet, they can look at the biomechanics of your foot and lower limb region to assess the potential cause of any hip or knee pain.

DO YOU HAVE A PAINFUL BALL OF THE FOOT?

This can make walking – or any exercise – very challenging! You might have a stress fracture or a neuroma. When it comes to likely causes for a painful ball of the foot, the list of possibilities is endless. Make sure you book in with your podiatrist to have this properly assessed and treated.

DO YOU HAVE SORE SHINS?

This could be shin splints, which can be caused by a range of factors – and treated by your podiatrist

FASCINATING FOOT FACTS
  • The human foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles and tendons.

  • Women have 4 times as many foot problems as men, due mainly to incorrect fitting footwear, namely high heels.

  • The average person will take between 8,000 and 10,000 steps per day.

  • Over a lifetime, the average person will walk more than 160,000 kms or more than 4 trips AROUND THE WORLD!

  • More than 75% of the population will experience foot problems during their lifetime.

WHAT FOOT TYPE ARE YOU?
PronatedPronation means that when you walk, your weight tends to be more on the inside of your foot. This can cause flattened feet and strain on the muscles, ligaments and tendons which support the arches of your feet.

Normal - When you walk, your weight is centered. The ideal weight distribution!

Supinated - Supination means that when you walk, your weight tends to be more on the outside of your foot. This can lead to ankle pain, plantar fasciitis as well as stress on the upper body (eg. knee, hip and back pain). 

Based on the way you distribute your weight whilst walking, a podiatrist can determine if there are any structural inconsistencies and offer a course of treatment. Get in touch with us today to see how we can help with your foot health journey - (07) 3821 - 4524.
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