Many Canadians are familiar with physiotherapy, but have you heard of manual foot therapy? Unlike traditional physiotherapy, this practice does not use any machines or other equipment. Instead, as the name implies, Chiropodist Tony Abbott is able to manipulate the joints of the feet with his hands in order to relieve stress from the affected areas in the feet.
You’ve likely experienced a “knot” in your muscle or a sore joint. These spots are known as trigger points. Many factors can result in the development of these areas including: poor foot mechanics, injury, overuse, infections, stress, poor posture, and restricted movement. These targeted areas can be found in muscles, tendons, fascia, ligaments, and periosteum.
Manual therapy of the feet addresses the trigger points found in the joints, muscles, and other areas of your feet. While this seems straightforward, it takes an expert to know which spot to address. For instance, a satellite trigger point may result in heel pain, but the issue may actually be in the calf muscle. Those points that are latent often occur in the joint, and discomfort only occurs if the area is pressed. An active trigger point is tender when touched resulting in constant pain in the muscle. You might feel discomfort in other areas as well that stems from this point.
Manipulation of these areas also ensures the proper movement of fluids—a vital part of the body’s healing process. That’s right, the body does a lot to heal itself. However, sometimes blockages occur that restrict the flow of blood and other vital nutrients. The tell-tale discomfort should not be ignored—help is available at Abbott Foot & Ankle Clinic.
Move Over Foot Pain
If you’re suffering with foot pain, don’t wait to find relief. Manual therapy can correct joint alignment and address the length of the tissue. Mobilizing the affected joint(s) will promote healing and pain relief as well. Expect our staff to address trigger points, so that tension and strain can be released and the flow of fluids to the area restored. Techniques involving soft tissue massage and manipulation are key components of ensuring your feet enjoy a full recovery.
This type of therapy may work for you if you suffer from one of the following conditions:
- Ankle sprains
- Big toe pain
- Cuboid syndrome or pseudo neuroma pain
- Generalized foot pain or achiness
- Heel pain/plantar fasciitis
Take the Next Step
Take the next step to find the best treatment for your foot pain—call Abbott Foot & Ankle Clinic to schedule a full evaluation today. Call (705) 444-9929, or request an appointment online. Chiropodist Tony Abbott offers a full array of conservative treatment options including manual foot therapy. After a thorough examination, your treatment options will be explained. Stop foot pain in its tracks, and get back to your favorite activities!