Lower Limb and Foot Pain

Lower limb and foot pain is a prevalent issue that affects a significant portion of the population at some point in their lives. This type of discomfort can stem from a variety of local structures, including muscles, ligaments, bones, and joints, or it can be referred from other parts of the body, such as the lower back—a common example being sciatica.

Causes of Lower Limb and Foot Pain

Poor Footwear: Wearing shoes that lack proper support or do not fit correctly can lead to various foot and lower limb problems.

Poor Running Biomechanics/Technique: Incorrect running form can place undue stress on the feet and legs, resulting in pain and injury.

Muscle Imbalances: Imbalances in muscle strength and flexibility can affect gait and posture, contributing to lower limb and foot pain.

Previous Injury: Past injuries can lead to chronic issues if not properly addressed, including altered movement patterns that put additional strain on the lower limbs and feet.

Lower Back Referral: Conditions affecting the lower back, such as herniated discs or spinal stenosis, can cause pain to radiate down to the legs and feet.

Professional Diagnosis

Prompt attention to lower limb and foot pain is crucial to prevent the development of further complications. Without appropriate intervention, continued dysfunction may progress to conditions such as plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendinopathy, which can significantly impact mobility and quality of life.

Myotherapy Treatments

Our Myotherapists are adept at conducting thorough assessments of lower limb and foot pain, crafting personalized treatment plans aimed at alleviating discomfort and restoring normal function.

A comprehensive evaluation will include an analysis of your footwear and an examination of your walking and running patterns, providing recommendations to enhance your biomechanics for pain-free movement.

Treatment Options

Depending on the individual’s specific needs, treatment may incorporate a blend of the following techniques:

Soft and Deep Tissue Massage: To relieve muscle tension and improve circulation in the affected areas.

Myofascial Cupping: Utilized to lift the fascia and muscles, encouraging blood flow and loosening tight tissues.

Myofascial Dry Needling: Targets trigger points contributing to pain and dysfunction, helping to release muscle knots and reduce discomfort.

Stretching: Essential for improving flexibility and range of motion, reducing the risk of further injury.

TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation): A non-invasive therapy that uses electrical currents to provide pain relief.

Hot and Cold Therapies: Applied to reduce inflammation, soothe pain, and accelerate the healing process.

Postural and Corrective Exercises: Designed to address and correct underlying biomechanical issues, preventing recurrence of pain and ensuring long-term relief.

At our clinic, we understand that lower limb and foot pain can be debilitating. Our Myotherapists are committed to not only treating the symptoms but also identifying and addressing the root causes of your discomfort, ensuring a comprehensive approach to recovery and prevention.