About Foot Pain

Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is a common condition affecting a range of diverse populations. The cause of lower back pain is often multifactorial and, in a number of cases, the specific cause cannot be identified. In some cases, lower back pain may arise from intervertebral disc or nerve impingement. However, some lower back pain can be directly attributed to poor foot and poor lower limb biomechanics, such as excessive foot pronation.

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Knee Pain

When the foot excessively pronates (rolls inwards and the arch of the foot lowers), the leg also tends to rotate internally. When the leg rotates internally, the pelvis becomes prone to tilting forward, increasing the curvature of the spine in the region of the lower back. This increased lumbar curvature (also known as lumbar lordosis) can increase the tension on the muscles in the lower back, causing strains and pains.

Tired Legs

In addition to lower back pain, excessive foot pronation can cause leg muscle pain and may also increase the risk of developing knee problems. Standing for long periods of time, and exercising, can exacerbate the problems associated with excessive foot pronation.

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Treatment

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By addressing any underlying excessive foot pronation, over-the-counter orthotic foot devices can significantly help relieve lower back pain and strain. Similarly, orthotic foot devices can also significantly help relieve any associated knee problems and leg muscle pain.

Most common types of foot pain

 

One of the most common foot problems is heel pain.  In most cases there is a simple and inexpensive solution to heel pain as well as for most other types of foot pain.

Heel Pain

Heel pain is a common foot problem for some of the Australian population.

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Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles Tendonitis is the inflammation of the Achilles Tendon.

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Flat Foot

Flat foot, also medically called Pes Planus, is a condition in which the arches of a person’s feet are not visible.

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Ball of the Foot Pain (Metatarsalgia)

Ball of the foot pain is a common painful foot condition that affects the metatarsal area of the foot.

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Bunions

The medical term for a bunion is Hallux Valgus. Bunions are very common in our modern life.

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Morton’s Neuroma

Morton’s Neuroma refers to intermetatarsal digital nerves being squeezed.

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Adult Acquired Flat Foot

Adult acquired flat foot is a condition that has a number of stages and can be a painful, chronic condition if untreated.

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Shin Splints (Shin Pain)

Shin Splints, medically termed as Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS), is associated with overuse of the legs.

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