Foot Pain Diagnosis & Treatment
Correct diagnosis of foot pain is essential to a fast recovery and to ensure there are no lingering issues that will affect comfort and range of motion in the long-term.
Pain in the feet is most commonly a product of disease, injury, or trauma, poor biomechanics, and footwear that does not properly support the foot or restricts mobility. Many of us push through this pain, believing it to be the cost of doing business with our feet.
It can affect an area spanning our ankles to our toes and includes common issues such as heel pain and plantar fasciitis, a sprained ankle, pain to the ball of the foot or metatarsal pain, ingrown toenails, arch pain, arthritis, tendonitis, stress fractures, injuries to ligaments, joints, and tendons, on top of general strains and bruising.
PridePlus are experts in diagnosing pain in the feet and ankles. We have years of experience assessing sports injuries, overuse, and repetitive strain injuries, work-related foot pain, and aches resulting from illness or disease.
Our therapists will design a treatment program to have you back on your feet in no time.
Why your foot pain should be diagnosed by a qualified podiatrist?
Foot pain can be debilitating if not addressed and treated. And incorrect diagnosis and treatment of foot pain can lead to months or even years of chronic pain.
The foot is one of the most complex parts of your body. Each foot has 26 bones, attached via 33 joints, connected by over 100 ligaments and nearly 20 muscles and tendons. There are hundreds of different causes of foot pain, and correct diagnosis relies on a thorough understanding of the foot, and how each combination of bone, joint, ligament, and muscle interacts.
PridePlus’ skilled podiatrists will assess your feet, tracing pain back to its original cause and customising a treatment plan to suit your specific needs.
PridePlus can diagnose all kinds of foot pain
A qualified podiatrist will know which combination of movements is required to diagnose the pain in your feet correctly and has the experience to design a treatment program that will see an end to injuries and chronic foot pain. Our team of podiatrists can refer patients directly for diagnostic imaging, including musculoskeletal ultrasound, x-ray, and MRI should this be clinically relevant, saving you a trip to the GP. Medicare rebates may also be available in some instances.
Starting a rehabilitation program and managing the early stages of treatment are essential to healing the origin of foot pain. Our team at PridePlus has the experience and understanding to accurately identify what is causing the pain in your feet, and formulate a treatment plan to have you performing at your best.
What are the common causes of foot pain?
- Over-Pronation (including valgus deformity of the heel, joint hypermobility, and poor muscle control of foot pronation)
- Overlapping Toes
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Plantar Warts
- Poor Fitting Shoes
- Sprained Ankle
- Stress Fractures
- Toenail Fungus
- Joint Hypermobility Syndrome – Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
The foot pain above can be separated into two categories. Acute pain which is the result of injury or accident, and aches and strains that more commonly stem from overuse in sport or repetitive use at work. Each requires a different approach for an effective recovery.
If the pain in your feet is affecting how you want to live your life, call our friendly reception staff and book an assessment today.