Foot Pain Treatments in Cardiff
Most of us take our feet for granted without realising just how vital they are in everything we do. When something goes wrong and we experience foot pain, we suddenly realise that our daily lives are turned upside down if our feet aren’t healthy.
Pain in the feet is something we’re nearly all likely to experience at some time in our lives and is often caused by ill-fitting shoes that force the feet into unnatural positions. Each foot is complex, with 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 120 muscles, nerves and ligaments, and our feet serve to support our body weight, propel our legs, maintain our balance, and act as a shock absorber to protect the spine.
Accordingly, our feet bear enormous stress and strain as we go about our daily lives. In any given day, most of us will walk and stand for periods of time, climb stairs, and take exercise, all of which have a heavy impact. It’s not surprising, therefore, that so many of us will experience problems. Other factors that can influence our feet are our general health, our body weight, our diet and our exercise habits and biomechanics. Additionally, other areas of the body can impact on our feet, such as problems with any part of our back, hips or knees.
Usual areas of foot pain
Pain usually occurs in any of three places, namely the toes, the ball, or the heel:
• Toe problems are most commonly caused by shoes that don’t fit properly,
• The ball of the foot can give us pain originating in the metatarsal and sesamoid bones.
• The heel can cause pain to extend across the sole of the foot to the ball of the foot, a condition known as Plantar Fasciitis.
Of course, there are other causes of foot pain and, whilst it may be relatively easy to think you have self-diagnosed the problem, treating the root cause of the pain is frequently an area that really needs professional help.
Resolving foot pain
The Feetness Centres are able to step in to help resolve any foot problems you may be having. With a variety of diagnostic techniques and treatments, we are confident we can treat every cause of foot pain and improve, if not completely eradicate, the pain and discomfort you have been experiencing. We are able to provide long-lasting solutions and give lifestyle tips too, so that your feet will return to a happy and healthy state and you will be able to get on with life once again.