Foot pain treatment and relief

Arundel, Gold Coast

Why am I getting foot pain?

Foot pain can be severally debilitating and restrict an active lifestyle. Whether it is arch pain, ball of foot pain, heel pain or ankle pain, you 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 these pains for many years.

Call us today to see if our structural podiatrist or physiotherapist can help you.

Why Do I Have Arch Pain?

If you have arch pain, it is important to look at more than just the height of the arches. Our podiatrists and physiotherapists identify which joints are misaligned and causing your arch pain. Our podiatry and physiotherapy treatments combined with podiatry  and physiotherapy exercises are focused on realigning the joints to get you back to activities pain free. While orthotics are often used to treat arch pain, our podiatry and physiotherapy treatments realign the joints internally rather than relying on external supports.

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.
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 find how how we can stop your foot pain.

Why Do I Have Ankle Pain?

There are a number of ligaments which hold the ankle in place. Ligaments connect and hold bones to other bones. It is because there are so many ligaments holding the ankle in place that it is a strong stable structure. However, when the ankle is misaligned, sometimes following a twist or a fall, the ligaments are placed under an incredible amount of strain which causes microscopic tears.

​If these tears are not addressed it can lead to destabilisation and pain in the ankle.

​Your podiatrist can use x-rays to identify where the joints are out of position and come up with a podiatry treatment plan to move the joints into a better position.

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