Pain is a hot topic of research today, particularly the attempt to isolate the exact source of the pain and the relationship between that source of the parts of the body that hurt. For example, can knee pain be caused by a hip defect? Can abnormal bio mechanics of the feet result in low back pain? We must remember that before this century very few medical experts related sciatica to low back abnormalities. As a foot health practitioner who has devoted a lot of time to treating sore feet, I have become acutely attuned to the relationships between foot problems and discomfort on other places of the body and mind. Therefore, I noticed by using reflexology techniques in a foot health treatment it reduced the compression or irritation on the sciatic nerve - I have therefore gone on to use reflexology techniques with health results of less pain.
Joint pain may be caused by trauma, infection, inflammation, arthritis, bursitis, gout, or structural foot problems.
Foot pain is a common problem with a wide range of possible causes. ... Swelling, stiffness, foot is weak, grating or crackling feeling, a lump, tendon injury. Burning ... Symptoms: joint is so swollen, hot and tender that anything touching it hurts.
Apart from problems in the joints themselves, people with inflammatory arthritis may have inflammation and discomfort in the tendons and the other soft tissues in the feet. The part under or behind the heel where the tendons attach to the heel bone (the Achilles tendon) is quite often affected in this way.
The pain from trochanteric bursitis can be a deep, dull pain or a sharp ache along the outside of the hip that extends down the lateral part of the leg. The pain is usually worse at night and can make it difficult to sleep on the affected side. A cross-over gait while running can lead to irritation of the bursa, as well as a leg length discrepancy or a pronated foot.
Kneipping for Foot Pain Relief
Since 1891 'It is commonly also known as “Kneipping” or “Kneipp Cure”. The principle of a Kneipp Therapy is based on hot and cold showers, rinses, baths, and compresses. The interplay of hot and cold water on the skin, widens the arteries, stimulates blood flow and the metabolic system and strengthens the immune system
A bunion is a bony lump that develops at the main joint between the big toe and the foot. It forms when your big toe pushes inwards towards the smaller toes, pulling the joint out of line.
Bunions may cause you problems; alternatively, they may be harmless.
What is a bunion?
Bunions usually develop slowly, and many people have them for years with no problems at all. However, some people find:
the bunion can push their toes and feet out of shape
the skin covering the bunion can get red and inflamed or callused
the bunion can make wearing shoes and walking difficult and painful
Some people get a smaller bunion, known as a bunionette, in the joint of the smallest toe.
A combination of reflexology and foot health ' Reflexology can work with you ' It's all in the way that WE interpret the information coming in through our different senses - Foot health can release from the nerves system how you are feeling ' to help relax soft tissues for the skeletal system to re-home, in it's place of work.
reflexology can work with you ' to release the story on what and how we are feeling - we can create pain to enable life experiences to be felt and held in a way we relate to. Our other choice, is to let go - take a leap of faith and design a better way of feeling.