Foot Pain

The foot is a wonderful and complex piece of anatomy. It consists of 26 bones 33 joints and is controlled by 20 muscles. It works hard to absorb shock with every step, skip and jump, can adapt to all terrains, and provides us with the propulsion to power us forward with each of the 216 million steps that we take in our lifetime.

It is no wonder then that our feet are vulnerable to pain and problems. Often the root cause can be due to the way the foot naturally aligns itself.

Common problems include:

Plantar Fasciitis (Policeman’s Heel)

Do you get up from rest or sleep with an unbelievable sharp or stabbing pain in your heel? Does the arch of your foot feel tender and sore? Does prolonged activity or standing mean your feet suffer the next day? If so, you could well be suffering from Plantar Fasciitis.

Metatarsalgia (Ball of foot pain)

Often described as feeling like you’re walking with a pebble in your shoe. Metatarsalgia can be caused by general wear and tear or a malalignment of the foot, meaning parts of the foot which aren’t designed to take pressure are overworked.

Hallux Limitus (Big toe pain)

The joint of the big toe does a lot of work with each step, and is key in propelling us forward. This overworked joint can become tender and sore meaning each step becomes painful. Eventually the movement can become limited meaning that other parts of the foot, such as the arch, or the top of the foot can become painful too.

At The Quays Orthotic practice we carry out a full biomechanical assessment to find how your foot is working and adapting during walking. We then custom prescribe an orthosis to fit your foot and function perfectly; allowing walking to become easier, and preventing the joints of the foot from becoming permanently damaged.

We can also help with finding footwear to accommodate your prescription. Including custom made sandals with your prescription built into the foot bed of the sandal.

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