Physical therapy and orthotics work together to combat foot pain
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There are many reasons why pain in the feet can occur, according to Lisa Fogelman, DPT, CKTP. Injuries, poor posture, genetics and body realignment all contribute to this predicament, and a physical therapist’s examination on the foot could provide the source of common problems.
In an editorial for Pottstown, Pennsylvania, publication The Mercury, Fogelman stressed that the goal of physical therapy is to restore joints and soft tissues to their normal, relaxed state. According to the Cleveland Clinic, many athletes seek the help of physical therapists after sustaining foot injuries for this reason. In achieving this goal, many doctors will use heat, cold, massage and even electricity techniques. Proper stretching of the appropriate foot muscles can also alleviate foot pain and correct disjointed bone structure, most commonly seen in bunion
Fogelman said that after physical therapy, people can use splints and other foot aids as preventative measures. These instruments, just like the ones we provide at Alpha Orthotics, can offer support and restore normal biomechanics to your aching feet. Products like our bunion aid splint can minimize unneeded motion in the feet and can be suited to your activity level and shoe preference.