You don’t realize how much your feet do for you until you suffer a foot injury, or your feet become stiff or sore. Comprehensive Spine and Sport Center provides physical therapy in Baltimore County to alleviate pain from foot injuries. Almost 1/4 of all Americans experience foot pain by middle age. The foot consists of 26 bones and almost 100 muscles and if those muscles and bones get injured, it impacts the whole person.
Types of Injuries as Outlined by Physical Therapy in Baltimore County
There are a number of different parts of the foot that can sustain an injury. Here are some common injuries to the foot:
Common injuries to the heel include stone bruises, heel fractures, plantar fasciitis, and heel spurs.
The ball of the foot can be injured in these ways: stone bruises, neuroma, metatarsalgia, and Freiberg’s Disease.
The arch of the foot can be impacted by injuries such as these: “fallen arches,” and plantar fasciitis.
Your toes are usually the first part of your body to come into contact during an impact. Anyone who has “stubbed” a toe knows that it causes a lot of pain. Other toe injuries include gout, claw toe, hammertoes, bunions, sprains and fractures.
Your feet are an important part of your body, carrying the entire weight of you and anything you may be carrying all day. There are many ways you can help prevent foot injuries. These include:
- Proper Shoes: You want shoes that have broken down to the point they don’t provide proper fit or support.
- Stretch: This is not only important before starting a sporting event or activity but stretching your feet should be a part of your everyday stretching routine.
- Listen to what your feet are telling you. If you are feeling pain, numbness, discomfort or notice bruising or discoloration in your feet see your doctor.
- If you have been injured or you notice your feet aren’t as flexible as before, seek the professional services of Comprehensive Spine and Sport Center physical therapy.
Professional Physical Therapy in Baltimore County
Your feet support you, and you can support them by seeking physical therapy in Baltimore County at Comprehensive Spine and Sport Center. The professionals at Comprehensive Spine and Sports Center, including Dr. Neil Cohen, are here to help with a free consultation to help you get on the road to a pain-free future. Dr. Cohen has over 35 years of experience including over 25 years in Essex. He has successfully treated thousands of patients with stress-related physical issues.