Physio Team-Works always evaluate problems broken down into 3 areas during assessment consider foot pain in three regions during assessment:
- Heel Pain
- Midfoot Pain
- Forefoot Pain
Heel pain is most commonly caused by:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Fat pad contusion
- Calcaneal (heel bone) fractures – traumatic and stress fractures
- Nerve entrapment
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome
- Talar stress fracture
- Retrocalcaneal bursitis
- Heel spurs
Pain in the midfoot is commonly caused by:
- Stress fracture of the navicular / cuboid / cuneiforms
- Extensor tendinopathy
- Joint sprains
- Lisfrancs joint fracture dislocation
- First tarsometatarsal joint pain
- Tibialis posterior tendinopathy
- Peroneal tendinopathy
- Cuboid syndrome
- Plantar fascia strains
- Abductor hallucis strains
Forefoot pain is commonly caused by:
- Stress fracture of the metacarpals
- Metatarsophalangeal joint synovitis
- First metatarsophalangeal joint sprain (‘turf toe’)
- Halllux limitus
- Hallux valgus
- Sesamoid fractures
- Morton’s neuroma
- Claw toe
Treatment of the above disorders is always in combination with advice from our Podiatrists. A detailed analysis of foot posture and function is essential for a good outcome. If this problem requires further investigation then we can make the appropriate arrangements for this.
Success of surgery depends a lot on what happens in the postoperative stages. It is important to maximise the surgery by doing exercises that help to stabilise, mobilise and protect the area. Your consultant may also recommend you have some sort of pre-operative intervention; we are ideally suited to do this.
Physio Team-Works will be able to guide you through these stages of rehabilitation. We can assist in monitoring your progress, setting your goals, and providing appropriate treatment to maximise your recovery potential.
We can also inform you of how you can help your own recovery, and what should be avoided. You will be provided a specific rehabilitation programme, and we aim to back to your full levels of activity and/or sport as quickly as possible.
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