According to NY Foot Health, it’s likely that you’ll walk approximately 115,000 miles (about 185,000 km) in your lifetime. That’s like circling the globe on foot over four times. Given that type of statistic, identifying your foot pain is crucial to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and quality of life.
Foot Pain has a number of causes. While this may sound obvious, the biggest three are injuries as well as trauma on the body and bad biomechanics.
Trauma is one of the key causes of foot pain with muscle pulls and sprained tendons being two types of foot trauma that can be difficult to recover from. You should also be aware of how traumatizing injuries like breaks or sprains to your ankle as well as broken or turf toes are all associated with trauma and foot pain.
The key is to get proper diagnosis and treatment for foot pain. Then look at how you can rest and rehabilitate from the trauma.
Depending on the nature of the injury, you may not require surgery. However, you should have a program prescribed to you where rest, physical therapy, or even a cast or walking boot will aid in foot trauma recovery.
You may need surgery in cases where the trauma and foot pain is serious enough that the above methods will not sufficiently aid in rehabilitation.
If it sounds obvious that injuries and foot pain go together, they do but the concern is that foot pain injuries often go untreated and misdiagnosed.
You may not notice when your ankle turns, twists or rolls over beyond its normal range of motion and this can lead to sprains or fractures.
While sprains are not as hard to rehabilitate as fractures, they still require rest as well as the use of ice and even over-the-counter pain medication.
You should consult Orthopedic healthcare experts for rehab of fractures.
Physio.co.uk tells us that “Biomechanics is an understanding of the mechanics of the human body, especially the forces of the muscles and gravity on the skeletal structure.”
Foot pain can arise from poor biomechanics and that can also affect alignment in the knees, hips, pelvis and spine. Bad Biomechanics are also tied to trauma as is abnormal foot alignment, unusual foot shape and even obesity.
One example of bad biomechanics is flat feet, you can read more about this and some other forms of bad biomechanics in our article Identifying Your Foot Pain.
Foot massage has a number of benefits to help with foot pain. This includes improved circulation, muscle stimulation, tension reduction, and pain management. It also means that when you book an appointment a qualified professional will check out your feet and help you find out about other issues you may have such as blisters, bunions, corns, and toenail problems.
The massage therapists at Easy Cozy Wellness in Abbotsford, BC, are extensively trained in the art of therapeutic foot massage (Reflexology) and they are ready to help you find relief for your foot pain. Call Easy Cozy Wellness today to book your appointment.
Easy Cozy focus on Acupressure (Body) Massage and Reflexology (Foot) Massage which are good for both males and females within any age range.