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Foot Pain (cont.)

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Foot Pain At A Glance

  • The foot is a complex anatomical structure that may be affected by disease within the body or the foot itself.
  • The arches of foot are the primary structures that control the amount of ground force transmitted into the body.
  • When pain due to foot pain interferes with your normal activities, you should seek medical advice.
  • Treatment of foot pain will depend on the cause of the pain and may involve medication, strengthening, stretching, and possibly the use of and physical therapy.

REFERENCES:

Arnheim, Daniel D., and William Prentice. Principles of Athletic Training. 10th ed. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2000.

Daniels, Jack. Daniels' Running Formula. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 1998.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/28/2012

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