Pain Above the Feet
The feet are our entire body's foundation. They contain
1/4 of all of our bones and bear all the weight of our body.
Problems with our feet will affect many other areas of our bodies
including our hip and knee joints, muscles, and even our
backs. The most common problem is excessive pronation
which is when the feet roll or point inwards. This strains
the knees, thighs and hips which can cause pain, shin splints and
bursitis in the hips.
Signs and Symptoms
Excessive pronation is when the feet turn inwards and puts
strain on our shins, knees, thighs, hips and lower back. It
can cause pain, shin splints and even bursitis.
A thorough exam by your podiatrist will pinpoint the
problems in your feet that are causing your other symptoms in your
lower body. Icing, exercises, ultrasound therapy
and orthotics will very likely be recommended as courses
of treatment to support the feet and get and keep them in correct
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