Foot and Ankle Pain
You use your feet everyday since you've started walking. When it comes to your freedom, foot and ankle pain can really hinder your mobility and self-esteem.
Without functional feet, you won't be able to:
- Stand up
- Use the stairs
- Drive your car
Most people experience foot and ankle pain as teenagers. This can be due to excessive sports, injuries such as ankle sprains and wearing the wrong sized shoes. These are normal.
What is more concerning is chronic pain. This is any pain that's been there for 3 months or more. Sure, chronic pain may disappear for a while but it almost always comes back worse the next time.
Foot and Ankle Pain Conditions
If you're experiencing chronic pain at the bottom of your foot, you may be having plantar fasciitis. That's the long piece of muscle directly beneath your feet.
This muscle also has nerves that help stabilise your entire body above you. Every once a while this part of your foot can become swollen and inflamed, causing those nerves to create pain.
Plantar fasciitis can prevent you from stepping comfortably, especially while running or walking on flat ground.
Flat Feet (Fallen Arches)
Foot and Ankle Pain Treatment