Pain Edu: Foot Pain
What is foot pain?
Foot pain and discomfort comes in many different forms and can be an indication that something is wrong. Besides ill-fitting footwear, pain and tenderness may be the result of overuse, injury, trauma, or disease. It can limit one’s life in many ways and is a frequent complaint among adults, regardless of their age. Foot pain causes people to go to the doctor, miss work, and stop participating in activities they enjoy.
The main types of foot pain
What can you do about your foot pain?
The solution to your foot pain depends on the source of the pain and type of injury you may have sustained. The first step is to consult with your doctor and discuss their recommendations for treating the pain in your foot. Your doctor may recommend restrictions on specific activities, medication and/or physical therapy. You can try the following steps now to help alleviate your pain.
Exercises for foot pain
Following are exercises and stretches that you can try to help decrease your foot pain. Please go to LIFE+for more videos that may help you. Please consult your physician before trying these, and stop if you experience any pain or discomfort.