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Symptoms

Burning sensation under the soles of the feet, medial tibail stresss syndrome or heel spures are osome of the ailments you may experience.

Below you can read more and find out how we can help you alleviate your pains. Feel free to contact us for further advice and assistance.

Pain in the achilles tendon

Symptoms

If you have pain in and around the achilles tendon, the cause may be increased or extra intense load over a period of time. Many say that achilles problems occur due to an inflammation, but the real cause is most often repetitive minor damage to the tendon itself. Typical symptoms are pain, stiffness and difficulty getting started after rest. A contributing cause of reccuring injuries may be that one or more of joints of the ankle are moving beyond what is normal (hypermobility), often due to lax ligaments. This causes the foot to roll inwards when loaded through the step (pronation).

Treatment

If the cause of the pain is that you have a misposition in the foot we can correct it with stable shoes, often in combination with footbeds (individually adapted insoles). We can also insert wedges into the shoe to reduce the load on the tendon. The wedges should only be used for a limited period of time until the acute pain becomes less. The simplest wedges are often made of cork, but there are also wedges in shock-absorbing materials such as silicone. Heel wedges are special wedges that help to the smallest dragon in the achilles tenden. These should preferably be used in both shoes, otherwise one leg will be longer than the other.

Pain in the forefoot

Symptoms

Pain in the forefoot can come from nerves that are pinched (Morton's neuroma). The most common cause is a sunken front arch of the foot, but it can also come from the foot being pinched together due to too narrow shoes. If the nerve is pinched for a long time, it may thicken, causing it to get into further squeeze.

Treatment

The best treatment is wide shoes and insoles with pelott. Pelott is an elevation made on the insole, right behind the joint heads of the forefoot. Pelotten lifts the submerged cross arch back up. Thus, the distance between the joint heads increases and the pressure on the nerve becomes less. A pelott can both reduce the pain and prevent further problems.

Hammer toe

Symptoms

When one or more toes next to the big toe are bent so that the joints in the middle of the toe protrude and become the highest point, it is called hammer toe or claw toe. The medical definition of hammer toe is that both the intermediar joint of the toe and the outer joint are in flexion The condition can cause the shoe to press the joints from the top and cause a tender thickening of the skin (corns). Corns can also occur at the tip of the toe.

The most common cause of hammer toe is a sunken front cross bow or the use of too tight shoes. Hammertå can also occur as a result of inward-bent big toe (Hallux valgus) or by rheumatism.

Treatment

Since the toes must have plenty of space in both height, length and width, it is extra important to choose the right shoes. In addition, we use footbed with pelott to support the front cross arch and create better conditions for the toes. Pelott is an elevation made on the footbed, right behind the joint heads of the forefoot. Pelotten lifts the submerged cross arch back up. Thus, the distance between the joint heads increases and the pressure on the nerve becomes less. The footbed can also be made so that it relieves tender corns.

Foot ache – Heel spur

Symptoms

On the underside of the foot we have a powerful tendond plate (plantar fascia) that serves as an important support for the foot. The tendon plate runs between the front part of the heel bone and the toes. When the attachment to the heel bone becomes overstretched and the injury is not allowed time to heal, a bone outgrowth (heel spur) may appear on the heel bone. A heel spur often causes pain during strain and it will be sore when pressing under the heel. The risk of heel spur increases if you overpronate (the inside of the foot falls inward when you load the foot). Overpronation can also be due to the fact that you wear shoes with little shock absorption, especially if you walk on hard surfaces for a long time, for example on city break. Unfortunately, the pain can be long-lasting.

Treatment

If you have a heel spur, it is important to relieve the attachment to the plantar Fascia tendon with good insoles. The best thing is to wear the insoles together with good and proper shoes. The shoes should be stiff, shock-absorbing and wear a heel cap that keeps the foot stable against the insole.

Hallux valgus

Symptoms

When the base joint of the big toe has too much angle inward (Hallux valgus) it can cause an inflammation on the outer side of the joint due to increased pressure from the shoe. This protruding knole is often painful. The reason for the Inward-angled big toe may be hereditary factors, bad shoes or overpronation (the inside of the foot falls inward when you load the foot).

Treatment

If you have a sunken front cross arch, your foot will eventually become wider. This in turn can lead to inward-angled big toe. To relieve and support the front cross arch, we recommend footbeds/insoles with a front pelott. Pelott is an elevation made on the footbed just behind the joint heads of the forefoot. Pelotten lifts the submerged cross arch back up. Thus, the distance between the joint heads increases and the pressure on the nerve becomes less. If you overproner, we build up the footbed/insole with additional support inside. It is important that you also choose shoes that have plenty of room for the forefoot.

Shin splint, Medial tibial syndrome

Symptoms

If you have been running or have walked more than usual you may get pain on the front of the calf. These ailments are often called shin splints, but in fact it is usually an overload injury. A contributing cause of the injury may be that you have an unfavorable movement in the foot, such as an overpronation (the inside of the foot falls inward when straining the foot) which contributes to the bone membrane of the calf become overloaded.

Treatment

If you have pain on the front of the calf, you should avoid greater exertion in the calf as long as you have pain.  In order for you to recover as quickly as possible, it is good to increase blood flow, preferably with a form of warming protection for the calf. If you have a foot that overpronerses it is good to use insoles with extra support for the inside of the foot.

Sprained ankle

Symptoms

When the ligaments between the calf and foot become damaged we call it a sprain. A dislocated foot often becomes swollen due to bleeding. This leads to limited movement and it will hurt to strain the foot. A damaged ligament makes the foot unstable, which increases the risk of re-injury.

Treatment

In order for you to regain full function of the ankle, it is important to train muscles and movement. If you experience instability and uncertainty during exercise, we recommend an orthosis (support rail or bandage) that supports the foot. The vast majority will benefit greatly from an orthosis during the first part of rehabilitation.

Arthrosis of the big toe

Symptoms

Osteoarthritis of the base joint of the big toe means that you have reducton of cartilage that can cause pain when walking. The ailments often become apparent with prolonged activity.

Treatment

The best thing is to reduce the movement of the joint. You can achieve this by wearing shoes with a rigid sole. To achieve the best possible walk, the sole of the shoe should be rounded under the base joint of the toes. Mountain shoes are a good example of shoes that often have a relatively stiff, rounded sole. There are also rigid inserts to use in the shoes to reduce the movement of the tolerables affected. As an alternative, a metatarsal roller can be mounted on the shoe to reduce movement in the tolerables.

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