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General Foot Pain – Cairns Treatments

Foot pain treatment Cairns is available at FNQ Podiatry and Orthotics, with clinics located at Redlynch, Edmonton and Mareeba. Feet are unlike any other part of the body, in the fact that they take your full body weight, every step of every day. It is for this very reason; people can’t hide from foot pain. Some compensate, by walking differently. These compensations often result in you using muscles, tendons and joints in ways they weren’t designed for, leading to secondary and often more generalized foot pain. We’re here to help, providing professional foot pain treatment Cairns services.

Causes Of General Foot Pain & Treatment Cairns

Foot Pain Treatment Cairns

Whilst ‘General Foot Pain’ is not a specific diagnosis, a large percentage of patients presenting at one of our Cairns clinics, are looking for effective foot pain treatment. Often the pain is presenting in multiple locations. Whilst this is normally related to the compensatory changes we spoke about above, there are certain cases where it can be associated with systemic issues. In fact, there are many illnesses and diseases associated with global pains in the foot/ankle, and it’s important to rule these out before commencing any foot pain treatment Cairns. Below are examples of some conditions that are associated with general foot pain:

  • Diabetes – both Type 1 and Type 2
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Ross River Fever
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Lupus
  • Spinal nerve compression
  • Cancer (particularly during and after cancer treatment from chemotherapy)
  • Fibromyalgia

Whilst the majority of these systemic causes of general foot pain are rare, and unlikely to be the source of your pain, it is important that our Podiatrists rule these out. That’s why each of our foot pain treatment Cairns sessions, commence with a routine biomechanical assessment. This assessment includes taking a thorough history of the pain, as this often provides some hints as to what could have caused the issue. We also run through a complete lower limb analysis, including; strength screening, stance assessment, footwear analysis, high speed walking assessment and a 3D pressure plate. Once we have identified the source and cause of the pain, we create a specific foot pain treatment Cairns regime, meeting your individual needs.

Foot Pain Treatment Cairns, With FNQ Podiatry & Orthotics

Treating global foot pain is generally like a domino effect. Treat one area of pain, the patient starts getting mobility/strength back again, and the other areas of pain slowly improve with time. However, in some instances, this is not the case, and further investigations are required. This might include; x-ray, ultrasound, MRI, CT, bone scan or a referral back to your GP to have a blood test or get a referral to a specialist. Our clinics provide effective Cairns foot pain treatment for a range of patients. So, if you or any of your friends and family are suffering from painful feet, treatment is at hand. Call our clinic today so we can get to the bottom of the pain and get you back doing what you love.