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Foot Pain Physiotherapy Edmonton

Foot Pain Physiotherapy Edmonton | Eastwood® Physio

Foot Pain Physiotherapy Edmonton

At Eastwood Physiotherapy, we provide a comprehensive approach to managing and alleviating foot pain. The foot, a complex structure with 26 bones, 33 joints, and over a hundred tendons, muscles, and ligaments, is susceptible to various injuries and conditions. Our professional team excels in diagnosing and treating these complications using innovative techniques and a patient-centred approach.

Understanding Foot Pain

Foot pain can be a result of numerous conditions ranging from acute injuries to chronic diseases. It can manifest in different ways, such as sharp, stabbing pain, dull ache, stiffness, or even a burning sensation. Identifying the origin and nature of foot pain is the key to effective treatment.

Anatomy of the Foot: Areas

Achilles Tendon:
Arch of Foot:
Ball of Foot:
Understanding the anatomy of the foot and the different conditions that can affect each part can help in accurate diagnosis and effective management of foot pain. Physiotherapy plays a crucial role in this process, providing therapeutic interventions that address each patient’s specific needs.

Physiotherapy Techniques for Foot Pain

Our team employs a range of physiotherapy techniques to treat foot pain.

  1. Manual Therapy:
    Manual therapy involves hands-on techniques to mobilize joints, stretch muscles, and increase flexibility. It helps in relieving pain, improving blood circulation, and enhancing movement in the affected area.
  2. Exercise Therapy:
    Specific strengthening and stretching exercises can improve the foot’s strength, flexibility, and stability. Therapeutic exercises might include toe curls, heel raises, and ankle rotations.
  3. Gait Training:
    Gait training aims to improve the way you walk, enhancing efficiency and reducing stress on your foot. This might include exercises to improve balance, strength, and flexibility or advice on walking aids or orthotics if necessary.
  4. Taping or Bracing:
    Taping or bracing can provide support to the affected area, limit certain movements that might cause pain, and guide the foot to move in a more efficient and less painful manner.
  5. Dry Needling:
    This involves inserting fine needles into specific points in your muscles to relieve pain, reduce muscle tension, and improve movement.
  6. Shockwave Therapy:
    Shockwave therapy uses sound waves to target specific areas of pain, reduce inflammation, and stimulate healing. It’s particularly beneficial for chronic conditions such as plantar fasciitis.

Post-Treatment Care at Eastwood Physiotherapy

After your treatment, our physiotherapists will provide you with a personalized home exercise program to continue your rehabilitation and prevent future injury. We also advise modifying footwear or using orthotics to maintain proper foot alignment and reduce the risk of recurrent pain.

General Advice by Physiotherapists for Foot Pain

Remember, when dealing with foot pain, the goal of physiotherapy is not just to alleviate symptoms but also to address the root cause of the problem to prevent recurrence. Regular check-ups and timely treatment can go a long way in maintaining your foot health.

Regain Your Stride with Eastwood Physiotherapy

At Eastwood Physiotherapy, our goal is to help you move pain-free and achieve optimal foot health. Don’t let foot pain limit your mobility and hinder your quality of life. Reach out to our professional team today, and take the first step towards effective pain relief and improved foot function. Remember, a pain-free step is a leap toward a healthier life!