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Aching Feet

Aching Feet and Foot Pain in Perth

Serving Bayswater, Morley, and the Surrounding Areas

 

Definition

Muscluar pain and fatigue in the calf muscle area, behind the knees or at the front of the legs. Pain can also present in the feet as a result of long hours on the feet or specific activities.

Symptoms

The patient will complain of a tired, aching feeling at the back of the legs, or in the feet, particularly after standing for long periods of time

Causes

Tired or aching feet are commonly caused by abnormal traction on the calf muscles. This occurs when the legs internally rotate excessively due to over pronation (feet ‘rolling’ inwards). Excessive pronation in combination with hard surfaces we walk on force our feet to flatten and twist. In turn, this puts torsion and strain on muscles in the lower legs which then become symptomatic, resulting in pain.

Treatment

By controlling excessive pronation, with orthotics (custom-made shoe inserts), internal rotation of the legs is reduced. Therefore, tortional and tractional forces on the muscles in the legs is reduced resulting in a reduction in symptoms.

Your PODIATRIST can also advise you on stretches that can be of benefit.

Pain of this type may also benefit from the use of a pain relieving gels or LIFESOLES which can be found in our ONLINE PRODUCTS section.