How to treat foot pain

There are many different causes of foot pain ranging from bunions to plantar fasciitis to an Achilles tendon rupture. Overuse or injury can cause pain and inflammation to any part of the foot including its 107 ligaments and 19 muscles.

Physiotherapists play a vital role in managing foot pain. They begin by carrying out a thorough assessment including gait analysis (different positions of the foot during movement), joint mobility, strength of feet and testing for muscle tightness. This allows them to determine the cause of the foot pain in order to help treat it.

Treatment can range from person to person depending on the injury. Here are some examples:

  • HYDROTHERAPY – exercises in warm water to help relax and strengthen feet muscles and joints. This is done on a regular basis to result in gradual improvements
  • ULTRASOUND – this is where high frequency sound waves are used to stimulate blood flow to deeper foot injuries. This usually acts as a catalyst in recovery and provides some pain relief. This is similar to TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation)where a small electric current is used to provide pain relief in the inflamed area.
  • MANUAL THERAPY/MASSAGES – This is where the physiotherapist physically manipulates your muscles and joints. This has many benefits such as relaxation to stiff areas, improved blood circulation and pain relief.
  • ACUPUNCTURE – This technique involves the use of fine needless to selected parts of the body to treat pain.

If you feel that physiotherapy can help you overcome and manage your foot pain, please contact Home Physio Group on 0330 335 1016  to talk to our team, or alternatively, please use the contact form on the website and we will reach out to you.

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Why choose Home Physio Group?

We are a dedicated team of Chartered Physiotherapists working exclusively in your home and providing the highest level of care. We recognise the importance of knowing that you are in safe hands and being looked after. With this is mind, our client management team are here to assist you every step of the way and will answer any questions you may have. We are passionate about helping you to reach your goals, relieve your pain, and improve your mobility.

The benefits of using our service include:

  • All our physiotherapists are hand-picked professionals with years of experience
  • We are registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). All our physiotherapists are checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 
  • We will arrange visits in your own home (or care home or place of work) at a convenient time to you
  • We work at speed and do not have a waiting list
  • We offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments
  • Our team work closely with the country’s leading consultants and specialists in their field
  • You will always have the same physiotherapist visiting you at home
  • You can have as many visits as you require
  • Our fixed pricing structure can be provided in writing so that you can consider it in your own time
  • We believe there is no “one size fits all” approach to care. Your personalised programme and treatment strategy will be unique to you