Author: Chloe Wilson - BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy
Foot pain is a common problem and is hardly surprising when you think that the average person takes approximately half-a-million steps each year. By the time we reach the age of 70, we’ll have walked the equivalent distance of four times round the earth.
The foot is made up of twenty six bones, thirty three joints, nineteen muscles and over a hundred ligaments. This makes it a very complex and intricate structure and problems in any one or a combination of these can cause pain.
I have been helping people beat foot and ankle pain for over 10 years. It’s not only a case of abolishing pain, it’s also about working out what caused the problem in the first place, to stop it coming back.
Foot-Pain-Explored covers every aspect of pain in the foot including ankle pain, toe pain and calf pain, looking at problems that develop in the bones, ligaments, muscles, tendons, skin and nerves. Whatever your problem, you can find something that will help.
Here, we will look at the most common causes of feet pain, what you can do to treat them, and how to stop the problem from coming back. You can choose from the following seven sections to find out everything you need to know about pain in the foot.
The first step to treating foot pain is to work out what is causing it. By thinking about the location of the pain you can work out what is going on.
Visit the foot pain diagnosis section to work out what is causing the pain in your foot and ankle.
Foot symptoms will vary depending on the cause of the problem e.g. there may be burning pain, numbness, cramp, weakness or swelling.
Here we look at the most common foot symptoms, what they each mean and how to treat them.
There are a whole host of things that can go wrong with the foot. There may be a problem with the bones or the soft tissues, it may have come on suddenly or developed gradually.
In the foot conditions section we look at the most common causes of foot and ankle pain and how to treat them.
Foot and ankle injuries are common, particularly when playing sports. They typically affect the ligaments, tendons and bones.
In the foot and ankle injuries section we look at the causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention of the most common injuries including sprains and fractures.
Strengthening and stretching exercises for the foot & calf muscles are one of the best ways to beat foot pain and stop it coming back.
In the foot and ankle exercises section you will find a whole range of rehab exercises, whatever stage you are at.
Foot pain treatment aims to reduce pain and swelling and restore function so you can get back to doing all the things you love.
In the foot pain treatment section we look at the best ways to treat foot problems so you can take back control.
Here we cover the different aspects of the foot including bones, ligaments, arches and muscles.
In the foot anatomy section you can find out all about how the foot works, the different structures and what can go wrong.
This site is all about enabling you to understand what is going on and what you can do to help yourself. I am passionate about sharing information and advice in an easy to understand yet comprehensive format, so you feel empowered to overcome pain in the foot.
Each section contains in-depth information on each topic and will guide you through the different aspects of foot and ankle pain. If you can’t find what you are looking for, simply type your term into the search bar on the right and let us find it for you or visit the Sitemap.
Please be aware that all the information on foot-pain-explored.com is intended for general education purposes only. Nothing that you read on this site should delay you from seeking professional medical advice or substitute any advice, diagnosis or treatment that you have been given or recommended by your health professional - please see our terms and conditions before proceeding.
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