Take Your Foot Out Of Your Mouth – 4 Common Myths Of Foot And Ankle Pain

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You probably don’t give much thought to the health of your feet — until they start to ache.

Your feet have a total of 52 bones, 66 joints and more than 200 muscles, tendons and ligaments between them — so there is no surprise why your feet may hurt.

Here are four common myths about foot pain:

Myth 1 – All foot pain is caused by ill-fitting shoes.

Yes, foot pain (both temporary and chronic), can be caused by shoes that don’t fit correctly – as anyone who has had the misfortune to wear a pair of ill-fitting shoes already knows. But there are a number of other reasons your feet might hurt that go beyond blisters and calluses.

Myth 2 – You can never wear high heels if you have foot pain.

While it’s true that high heels can increase foot pain and regular wear can cause bunions, you don’t have to swear them off forever. However, you do need to be smart about the pair you do wear and how long you wear them for. Try to opt for a lower, wider heel that provides a more secure base for your foot and ankle – and don’t wear them for more than a few hours a day.

Myth 3 – You shouldn’t wear shoes if you think you have a foot sprain.

In actual fact, going barefoot or wearing flip-flops can make a sprain worse! You need the added support of a stable and protective shoe with a stiffer sole for your foot to heal. Additionally, you should try to keep your injured foot elevatedas much as possible to ease swelling and apply ice for 20-minutes two or three times a day.

Myth 4 – There is no treatment for foot pain.

There are many ways to treat foot pain, including shoe inserts, custom orthotics or anti-inflammatory medications. However, there is no faster way to END foot and ankle pain than by going to see a Physio. Getting to see a hands-on specialist Physio means you’re going to get very fast access to care that will soothe and relax those tight, aching muscles, loosen and lubricate stiff, stuck and painful joints, and strengthen your body so that you can go back to doing the things that you love.

The longer you wait to ask the right person, the longer you suffer with pain. You may also prolong the amount of time that it will take to recover from your foot and ankle pain. My advice is to contact a health professional ASAP. 

Here is the great news……

Even if you have been making ALL of these mistakes we can still help you!

Here at Bodies Under Construction all of our team have vast experience dealing with Foot and Ankle Pain so if you need any advice please don’t hesitate to contact us.

If you’d like more info on this, and some easy, actionable tips you can use now to start easing your foot and. ankle. We have a free guide that we can send you. Connect with us on 020 87474 029(Chiswick) , 020 87887 804(Putney) or email us on info@bodiesunderconstruction.com and tell us what’s going on. A member of the team can take your details and we can email or post you a copy.


About the Author: Leslie Abrahams

fullsizeoutput_39a3Every week, for over 20 years, 100’s of people aged have consulted Leslie Abrahams looking for answers to concerning questions about, and for, a fast end to their health worries and physical pains and stiffness. He has previously worked and travelled with high-level athletes in the field of cycling and volleyball. Leslie also has a special interest in Spinal Treatments and Rehabilitation, lower limb injuries, and has experience dealing with patients post injury or surgery.

Leslie is a Master Trainer for the world renowned Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute(APPI). He is regular key note speaker at conferences and travels internationally to present on modified exercise for rehabilitation. Leslie is the founder of Bodies Under Construction Clinics situated in Chiswick and Putney, London. South West London’s Specialist Private Physiotherapy Practice for People of all ages, but especially those in their 30’s. 40’s, 50’s and 60’s, who want to keep healthy and active.

Leslie Abrahams