“Solid as a rock” – the song lyrics by Ashford and Simpson refer not to feet, but love. In physiotherapy terms however, your feet should be solid and dependable, giving you a great foundation for the rest of your body to function from.
If you are not in love with your feet because they hurt, don’t function well, or you think they may be causing trouble higher up in your knees, hips or low back, it may be time to rekindle your relationship with your feet.
More often than not, it is you, not your feet, that has neglected your side of the deal! Feet often get no appreciation for what they do for you every day, and after a while they start to rebel. Squeeze them into tight spaces, make them wear inaapropriate shoes, or just neglect them long enough, and they will voice their dissatisfaction.
This is where physiotherapy comes in. Your physiotherapist can assess the function of your feet, and their function in relation to the rest of your body, giving you exercises and tips of how to revitalize these poor appendages at the end of your legs.
Whether you are suffering from plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, hammer toes, metatarsalgia, Morton’s Neuroma, over pronation and a long list of other ailments, in most cases there is a lot you can do to get your feet some love. Why not call your physiotherapist today and find out how we can help.