• Foot Pain Treatment Podiatrist on the Gold Coast

Why am I getting foot pain?

Foot pain can be debilitating and prevent you from going about everyday activities or from having an active lifestyle. Whether it is arch pain, ball of foot pain, heel pain or ankle pain, you’ll of course want to know why it is there and how to stop it.

At Hip To Toe Structural Podiatry and Physiotherapy Clinic on the Gold Coast we have been treating the underlying cause of foot pain for many years.

Contact us today to learn how our structural podiatrist or physiotherapist can help you with foot pain treatment and relief.

Why Do I Have Arch Pain?

Arch pain is a common type of foot pain. Arch pain is often misunderstood, and it’s important to look at more than just the height of your foot arches when diagnosing it.

While orthotics are often used to treat arch pain, our podiatry and physiotherapy treatments are designed to treat the cause of your pain. Rather than simply relying on external supports (such as orthotics) to provide relief, our structural treatments realign the joints internally. Our stuctural podiatrists and physiotherapists identify which joints are misaligned and causing your arch pain. Our podiatry and physiotherapy treatments combined with specialised exercises are focused on realigning the joints to get you pain-free and back to your favourite activities.

Your Gold Coast Podiatrist and Physiotherapists at Hip To Toe can identify which joints are misaligned and get you back on the road to recovery.

Why Do I Have Ball Of Foot Pain?

​Pain in the ball of the foot can be from metatarsalgia, Morton’s neuromas, nerve impingement or entrapment and they are usually the result of alignment issues. We can help you with these issues by using the same process as described above.

What Is Metatarsalgia?

​Metatarsalgia means pain in the ball of the foot and could be from:

  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Arthritis
  • Loss of the fat pad
  • Uneven weight distribution
What Is A Morton’s Neuroma?

​A Morton’s neuroma is a compression of the nerve that runs between the toes, resulting in inflammation of that nerve. The symptoms are often described as pain or numbness in the ball of the foot or the toes. It might feel like you are walking on a pebble or a bunched up sock.

If your Morton’s neuroma is from a compression of the nerve caused by misaligned joints then your podiatrist can identify which joints are misaligned and aim to realign those joints to reduce the compression.


What Is Arthritis?

Arthritis develops when the joints are wearing unevenly. This wears down the cartilage between the bones and can result in pain. Misaligned joints cause arthritic change due to the uneven wear and tear. While our podiatry treatment can not reverse arthritis we aim to prevent it getting worse and realign the joints to allow smoother movement.

What Is Fat Pad Loss?
​The fat pad underneath the ball of the foot is designed to provide a cushion between the bones and the ground. It can wear unevenly if the joints are misaligned. Body weight becomes unevenly distributed which can result in pain, burning, numbness, or tingling.

Call today to learn how we can help with your foot pain.

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