Let us start this article about treating foot pain with Anatomy in Motion (AIM) by letting you know that if you are experiencing pain in your feet, you aren’t alone. According to the Journal of Foot and Ankle research, one-quarter of the population is experiencing some sort of pain in their feet at any given time. With any form of pain, it can cause more damage than just pain itself. An injury to your feet can impair your mood, your behavior, self-care ability and overall quality of life. New techniques are always being researched by doctors, therapists and so many others. We believe that treating foot pain with AIM is one of the best natural therapies around for several reasons.
Where should you start?
Treating foot pain with AIM begins when people in pain want to take control of their own path to recovery. It is for people who really want to change the way their body is working. With your mindset being strong, the next step is to set up your first visit with us. During that first session we’ll need to define what is going on. Merskey H, Bogduk, author of Classification of pain says, “Foot pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience following perceived damage to any tissue distal to the tibia or fibula; including bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons, apophyses, retinacula, fascia, bursae, nerves, skin, nails and vascular structures.” Basically, there’s a lot going on in your feet. Your body will respond to the AIM techniques in unique ways and on their own schedules.
What will we do?
Treating foot pain with Aim therapy will only work once you understand that we as practitioners aren’t in the business of trying to ‘fix’ you. What we at Pain and Performance Solutions will do is deciphering why your body has stopped reaching its full movement potential. The ways in which we’ll determine your foot’s dysfunction is through movements and how you respond to the pain caused by those movements. Through Anatomy in Motion movement treatments, we will learn how to get you away from that pain naturally. This will allow your body to start working properly and back to reaching its full potential.
To expound on this a little further, our AIM treatments will access the ways in which your posture is affecting the pain in your feet by the way you are moving. During your everyday life, your body learns what is right and what is wrong. It’ll always try and find the path to least resistance, so you can have the least amount of pain possible. This isn’t good! For example, a client of ours has a father that just had to have surgery on a heart valve that was deteriorating. It was deteriorating because the valve had been working improperly for years. His body started to compensate for the imperfection in an unhealthy way. It took time for his father to feel the affects which were fatigue, lack of appetite and dizziness. His doctor fixed the valve, and now his body is working the right way and he’s seen an increase in stamina and so many other positives.
This example is a way to let you know that our bodies will try and heal on their own, but not always in a healthy way. Treating foot pain with AIM at Pain and Performance Solutions or any practitioner in your area is a great idea, and you should contact us or them before the pain affects your whole body.
Types of Foot Pain
Treating foot pain with Aim therapy is natural and we work carefully with your pain tolerance. Once we’ve figured out where the pain is stemming from and how it’s affecting your whole system, you’ll be on the road to recovery. Here are some common causes of foot pain you might be having:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
- Metatarsalgia (Ball of the Foot Pain)
- Morton Neuroma
- Ingrown Toenails
- Corns and Calluses
- Hammer Toe
Our overall goal at Pain and Performance Solutions is to help identify what your body is trying to tell you. Pain is obviously uncomfortable and obnoxious, but it is also brilliant because it’s a communicator. Treating foot pain with AIM therapy is a way for us to really listen to your pain through your movements. Please don’t go another day not knowing why you are in pain. Let us help to ease your mind by diagnosing the source of that pain. At the very least, we can try and help with that exhaustion because at the end of the day, the brain is the key to all healthy movement. You can contact us by clicking over to our website or you can call us at (707) 636-4404 or fill out our online contact form.