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Simple Tips of Foot Pain

Feb 01, 2019

“Your feet will bring you to where your heart is” said Karen Marie Moning.

Our feet is our driver, our brain tells them where to go and they will take us there. They carry us around every day and when you overdo it they will start to hurt. And we do not think about our feet until we start to feel the pain.

A common type of foot pain is the heel pain also known as plantar fasciitis. It goes away quick if you know what to do, but you may also consider learning how to prevent it in the future. Plantar fasciitis is an irritation or inflammation of the band of tissue in the sole of your feet connecting the heel bones thus leads to heel pain. If this happens, rest your foot, massage your foot including your heel, cold packs or warm foot bath and visit your physio.

Stretching your feet will help it reduce the pain fast. You can also use shoe inserts to relieve the pressure on the ball of your foot. Or try rolling out a frozen water bottle on your heel and stretch your calf muscles.

To get the proper treatment you have to know why it is hurting. Know the source of your foot pain. Is this common to you or it just started? Know what changes you made in your routine that could cause your foot pain. Jumping, standing or walking too much can also be the stressors. Changing or adding more intensity to your exercises could be the reason why your heel is hurting.

Too much or excess weight can put so much pressure on your feet which causes strain on muscles, ligaments and joints. Excess weight on your foot caused by pregnancy can hurt your feet as well as the pregnancy hormones causes ligaments that stabilizes your feet to relax.

Shoes or other footwear may also cause foot pain. A big or too roomy is bad for your feet, overworking your muscles as you move around. Too tight is also bad as it compresses the muscles and ligaments of your feet. Overtime you also need to change shoes because as we grow older some develops bunion or hammertoes which means you need a wider shoes. Shoes that doesn't have proper support and cushions can make your feet tired and sore.

You also need to know which part of the foot/feet hurts. Aside from heel pain, feet arches, ball, toes or ankles are other areas of the foot that pain is common.

Do you know one of the best ways to fix foot pain, is with a pet stick. Have you got one? Check out how to use a pet stick at

It is ALWAYS best to visit your physio to know more about your foot pain and what is the best way to get rid of it. Some would do exercises on their own and end up hurting it more. The physios know what is the proper exercise for each type of pain.

Did you know the Physiotherapy appointments at Gladstone include treatments include massage, dry needling (acupuncture), chinese-cupping therapy, hyperbaric chamber, functional movement, strapping tape, foot pain relief, posture analysis, headache treatment, back pain relief, neck pain relief, shoulder pain relief, knee pain relief.

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