Musculoskeletal Problems Treatment

Musculoskeletal Problems Treatment

When your body is not moving mechanically correctly, you may be applying excessive forces to various structures in your body resulting in pain or injury.

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Musculoskeletal Problems Treatment

When your body is not moving mechanically correctly, you may be applying excessive forces to various structures in your body resulting in pain or injury. These problems often related to the way your feet and legs are functioning.

Common problems include: plantar fasciitis, shin splints, achilles tendonitis, painful bunions, corns, calluses, aching feet or specific joints and Morton’s neuroma.

Diagnosis & Symptoms

Diagnosis is via a physical examination of the affected structures on our examination couch and also observing how they are functioning whilst standing and/or walking. From this we are able to identify which factors are causing or contributing to your problem.

The most commonly reported symptom is pain. Various joints may also be stiff or may ache.

Typically, few if any symptoms are experienced whilst resting. They are certainly evident on activity. The pain is usually persistent and shows no sign of reducing over time.

If the injury is through a sudden trauma such as spraining your ankle, there may be redness, heat and swelling present. If a traumatic injury results in you not being able to bear weight or walk easily you should go to your local A&E for investigation just in case you have fractured a bone.

Typical Causes

Musculoskeletal problems are many and varied, and so too can be the causes.

It could be that you have a particularly tight muscle somewhere, a difference in the length of your legs, too much movement available around a specific joint or even just through wearing footwear not suited to your feet or activities. You may also be walking or running in a way that overloads / over uses a particular structure causing it to be injured.

Types of treatment available

Musculoskeletal problems treatment can begin once we have identified the injured structure and factors contributing to or causing your problem. We will develop a personalised treatment plan which may involve several or all of the following: specific stretching exercises, appropriate medication, footwear advice and the prescription of orthoses (insoles). The orthoses may be a prefabricated orthosis which can be customised or a fully bespoke pair of orthoses made specifically for you and your problem. The purpose of the orthoses is to improve foot function or reduce pressure away from any problem area.

How we can help

We will examine you to identify your problem and immediately establish a treatment plan to address your musculoskeletal problem. If left untreated, these problems can deteriorate further – so book an appointment at your earliest opportunity to start on the road to recovery. We look forward to seeing you at our Beverley Clinic; serving Beverley, Hull and surrounding villages.

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Patient stories

I have been visiting Footfriend now for over 12 years. During this time, I have found the standard of care and service to be first class. As I get older, I find visiting a professional very superior to trying to care for my feet and toes myself.

John Bullock, Beverley