Here’s a fact: The human foot has 42 muscles, 26 bones, 33 joints, and at least 50 ligaments and tendons made of strong fibrous tissues to keep all the moving parts together.
It is an amazing marvel with its ability to carry hundreds of pounds of weight and forces every day. The foot’s different parts including the toes, heel, and ball work effortlessly and in harmony to get you from one place to another every day. This daily stress can put your feet at a higher risk of injury, often more than other parts of your body. Our Bellevue Physical Therapy team knows all to well, how important maintaining strength, motion and balance to lower extremities is.
Physical Therapy Bellevue — A few most common foot injuries and disorders are:
- Sprained or broken ankle
- Stress fractures
- Bunions and corns
- Plantar fasciitis
While, some of these injuries and disorders occur during sports and physical training, some happen for other reasons such as stumbling and tripping on uneven ground, or just wearing poor fitting shoes. Sometimes, repeated overstressing of the same structure of the foot can cause pain and injury.
A few helpful hints of prevention from your Bellevue Physical Therapy team are:
- Warming up properly prior to physical activity
- Wearing properly fitting shoes that are most appropriate for the sport
- Condition your muscles and tendons for the sport
- Using insoles and arch support methods
- Participating in a stretching routine or Yoga
However you decide to treat them, your feet are one of your strongest yet most ignored of your amazing parts. Take care of your feet and they will take care of you!