Do you suffer from chronic foot pain or discomfort? Have you ever stopped to consider how your feet might be affecting the rest of your body?
Believe it or not, having misaligned feet can cause a whole host of issues throughout your body.
From neck and back problems to hip and knee pain and everything in between, the experts here at Pain and Performance Solutions are here to help you understand what happens when your feet are out of alignment – and how we can help get you back on track!
The Bones, Muscles, and Tendons That Make Up Your Feet
Your feet are made up of 26 different bones, more than 30 joints, and a whopping 100 unique muscles, tendons, and ligaments. When these elements are out of alignment, it can cause pain and other problems in your feet and lower legs and beyond.
The bones in your feet are held together by muscles, tendons, and ligaments. These structures work together to keep your feet stable when you walk or run. If one or more of these elements is out of alignment, it can throw off the entire structure of your foot and cause pain.
There are several different types of foot pain that can be caused by an imbalance in the bones, muscles, or tendons in your feet. Here are some of the most common:
- Heel pain: Heel pain is often caused by a condition called plantar fasciitis, which is when the tissue that connects your heel bone to your toes becomes irritated. This can be caused by an imbalance in the muscles and tendons around your heel.
- Arch pain: Arch pain is often caused by a condition called fallen arch, which is when the arch of your foot collapses. This can be caused by an imbalance in the muscles and tendons around your arch. It can also be caused by a weakness in the bones of your arch.
- Ball-of-foot pain: Ball-of-foot pain is often caused by a condition called metatarsalgia, which is when the bones in the ball of your foot become irritated. This can be caused by an imbalance in the muscles and tendons around the ball of your foot. It can also be caused by a weakness in the bones of your arch.
These are just a few of the most common types of foot pain that can be caused by an imbalance in the bones, muscles, or tendons in your feet. If you’re experiencing any type of foot pain or discomfort, it’s important to come in and see us for an evaluation and treatment plan.
Long-Term Health Consequences of Misaligned Feet
Chronic foot pain is often the result of misaligned feet. When your feet are out of alignment, it can cause a number of problems with your overall health. Here are some of the long-term consequences of misaligned feet:
- Arthritis: Misaligned feet can put extra stress on the joints throughout your entire body as you need to compensate for the alignment problem, which can lead to widespread arthritis.
- Balance problems: When your feet are out of alignment, it can throw off your sense of balance and lead to falls and other accidents.
- Muscle weakness: Misaligned feet can cause muscle imbalances which can lead to muscle weakness and fatigue.
- Joint pain: The misalignment of your feet can also cause joint pain in the ankles, knees, hips, and back.
- Foot deformities: Over time, misaligned feet can cause foot deformities such as bunions and hammertoes.
- Increased risk of injury: Your feet provide support and stability when you move. When they’re misaligned, your risk of injury increases significantly.
- Posture issues: Poor alignment can cause your posture to suffer, leading to neck and back pain.
Overall, misaligned feet can have a huge impact on your long-term health. If you’re experiencing any of the above issues, it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible to minimize the long-term effects.
How to Tell if Your Feet Are Out of Alignment
If you suffer from chronic foot pain, chances are your feet are out of alignment. Here at Pain and Performance Solutions, we can help get your feet back in alignment and relieve your pain.
There are several ways to tell if your feet are out of alignment. If you stand on a hard surface and look at your feet, they should be parallel to each other. If they’re not, then your feet are likely out of alignment.
Another way to tell if your feet are out of alignment is by looking at your shoes. Wear patterns on the sole of your shoe can indicate where weight is being distributed unevenly. This can be a sign that your feet are out of alignment.
If you suffer from any type of foot pain, it’s important to talk with someone who can help get your feet back in alignment. Ignoring foot pain can lead to further problems, such as knee, hip, and back pain. So don’t wait – make an appointment with us today, and let us help you get relief from chronic foot pain!
Treatment Options for Misaligned Feet
There are a number of different treatment options available for misaligned feet, depending on the severity of the problem. For mild cases, simple measures such as wearing supportive shoes or orthotics can help to realign the feet and reduce pain. For more severe cases, however, surgery may be necessary to correct the problem.
For most people, working with the feet directly can give them a lot of relief while also working to put the structures of the feet back into alignment. Here at Pain and Performance Solutions, we offer a wide range of techniques that can give you relief, including:
- Anatomy in Motion
- Active Release Technique®
- Deep Tendon Reflex
- NeuroKinetic Therapy™
If you suffer from chronic foot pain due to misaligned feet, we can help. We offer a variety of different treatment options that can help to correct the problem and relieve your pain. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.
Best Types of Shoes for Misaligned Feet
There are a number of different foot problems that can cause pain and difficulty walking. Wearing the wrong type of shoes can exacerbate the problem and cause even more pain. So what are the best types of shoes for misaligned feet?
Orthotic shoes are designed to provide support for the arch and heel of the foot. They can be custom-made to fit your foot, or you can buy them off-the-shelf. Either way, they can help to realign your foot and relieve pain.
The goal is to find shoes that are wide enough to support your entire foot without narrowing around the toe. You want to have structure around your foot when you walk, but you do not want the shoe to be so tight that it leads to more problems or you avoid wearing the shoes altogether. Going without shoes can make the issues that those with misaligned feet face even worse.
Ease Your Foot Pain with the Help of Pain and Performance Solutions
Our feet are the foundation of our body, and when they are out of alignment it can have serious consequences.
From chronic pain to misalignment in other parts of the body, even small issues with your feet can quickly spiral into a bigger problem. If you experience chronic foot pain or think that your feet may be out of alignment, please reach out to experts here at Pain and Performance Solutions for help.