The fascia may be the underlying cause of foot pain
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Individuals with bunions and hammer toe know about foot pain, and while the bony deformities themselves are likely a source of discomfort, problems with the foot’s fascia – which is tissue that covers the muscle – may also be contributing to limps or hindered biomechanics.
A report by the Los Angeles ABC affiliate states that pain in the fascia can lead to problems in other areas of the foot or lower extremities.
“The way that the force travels from one body part to another, and then somewhere along that chain there’s a disruption and then the disruption can affect a joint above or below that area,” said physical therapist Andrew Pritikin, quoted by the news source.
The plantar fascia is located at the bottom of the foot, running from the heel to the ball of the foot. When this tissue becomes stressed, it can lead to plantar fasciitis, or fallen arches, according to MedicineNet.com.
Fallen arches may be prevented or treated with a number of non-invasive methods, including the use of the Medial Midfoot Arch Support Brace by Alpha Orthotics. The supportive device takes stress off the plantar fascia and promotes the proper distribution of pressure on the foot.