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Big toe joint pain can also be known as Hallux Limitus or Hallux Rigidus. This can be caused by a severe traumatic incident, arthritis, or an underlying biomechanical problem. In some cases, the patient will have some mobility within the joint, but others may have no movement at all.
Excruciating pain within the toe can be experienced with movement, which is exacerbated by sporting activities such as Squash and Football. The affected toe will be raised and pointing upwards making it difficult to wear standard shop bought shoes. As a result corns, blisters and callus develop on the top of the toe from it constantly rubbing against the footwear. Back pain is also another common complaint.
Due to the feet being a complex part of your body, they can not be, and should not be, looked at in isolation. Your feet are placed at the bottom of the skeleton tree. Therefore, any problems within the the lower back, thigh muscles, knee joints, and lower limbs will contribute to your foot pain. Due to this, a condition cannot be solved simply by consultation, and a thorough hands-on assessment is required.
By carrying out a Biomechanical Gait Analysis Assessment, the Podiatrist will consider your foot condition, but also take into account symptoms being experienced further up the skeleton. The assessment will provide an accurate diagnosis, allowing the Podiatrist to prepare a suitable treatment plan, which may include recommended stretches, custom made orthotics, and footwear advice.
However, for many patients, the above condition can leave them crippled and unable to carry out daily activities. It is not always best to rely on pain medications, due to their side effects. Furthermore, long-term pain relieving medication only helps to deal with the symptoms, and not the underlying cause of the pain / condition. MLS Class IV Laser Therapy reduces pain because it addresses the cause of that pain, whether this is by healing, repair or regeneration. Pain relief can often be felt after the first session. Laser therapy is completely safe, as well as non-invasive and painless.
At Podiatry Station we strive to remain ahead of our competitors, by offering our patients the latest treatment options with the use of modern technology. Laser Therapy is used for a number of conditions, including immediate pain relief for MSK conditions.
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