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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.

Medically reviewed by Michael DeVito, DPM; American Board of Podiatric Surgery

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 6/27/2014

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