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Treating Foot Conditions

Techniques to Relieve Pain

Even though you may be suffering from foot pain, fear not, as there are several remedies and solutions which can relieve that pain with both short and long-term effects.  We recommend Onavi’s specifically engineered orthotics to help alleviate your pain over the short and long term.

Forefoot

Mortons Neuroma
  • Rest: Prolonged rest from rigorous activity will allow your feet to recover from inflammation and relieve pressures on the nerves.
  • Anti-inflammatory medicine: Ibuprofen can help reduce inflammation and create space for the nerves, reducing pressure and pain.
  • Surgery: Partial removing of the nerve, which can result in some permanent minor numbness.
Metatarsal Stress Fractures
  • Rest: Prolonged rest (around 4 weeks) from weight bearing activities will allow the fracture to heal sufficiently.
  • Walking Boots: Using heavily supported walking boots can help as a temporary protection if needed.
Metatarsalgia
  • Rest: Regular rest and avoidance of high-impact activities.
  • Ice Packs & Ibuprofen: Applying ice packs to the area of pain several times a day can help to reduce inflammation and swelling.
  • Change of Footwear: Larger shoes with a well cushioned sole can help reduce pressure on your feet.

Midfoot & Arch

Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rest: Regular rest and avoidance of high-impact activities and walking long distances.
  • Ice Packs & Ibuprofen: Applying ice packs to the area of pain several times a day can help to reduce inflammation and swelling.
  • Taping the Foot: Can instantly relieve pain, but is only a temporary solution.
  • Comfortable Shoes: Wearing more comfortable shoes with more cushioning is a temporary pain relieving solution.
Fallen Arches
  • Rest: Regular rest and avoidance of high-impact activities and walking long distances.
  • Ice Packs & Ibuprofen: Applying ice packs to the area of pain several times a day can help to reduce inflammation and swelling.
  • Taping the Foot: Can instantly relieve pain, but is only a temporary solution.
  • Comfortable Shoes: Wearing more comfortable shoes with more cushioning is a temporary pain relieving solution.
  • Surgery: A last chance solution with only a 70% success rate.
Cuboid Syndrome
  • Rest: Regular rest and avoidance of high-impact activities and walking long distances.
  • Ice Packs & Ibuprofen: Applying ice packs to the area of pain several times a day can help to reduce inflammation and swelling.
  • Taping the Foot: Can instantly relieve pain, but is only a temporary solution.
  • Surgery/Manipulation: A surgeon or podiatrist performs a violent thrust to the bone pushing it back into the correct position.
Extensor Tendonitis
  • Rest: Regular rest until the pain has gone.
  • Ice Packs & Ibuprofen: Applying ice packs to the area of pain several times a day can help to reduce inflammation and swelling.
  • Changing Shoe Laces: Lacing your shoe in a looser and more comfortable fashion can help relieve pain on the top of your foot.

Heel

Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rest: Regular rest and avoidance of high-impact activities and walking long distances.
  • Ice Packs & Ibuprofen: Applying ice packs to the area of pain several times a day can help to reduce inflammation and swelling.
  • Taping the Foot: Can instantly relieve pain, but is only a temporary solution.
  • Comfortable Shoes: Wearing more comfortable shoes with more cushioning is a temporary pain relieving solution.
Bruised Heel Syndrome
  • Rest: Intense rest at the onset of the injury can lead to quick recovery.
  • Taping the Foot: Can instantly relieve pain, but is only a temporary solution.
  • Comfortable Shoes: Wearing more comfortable shoes with more cushioning is a temporary pain relieving solution.
Heel Spurs
  • Rest: Resting is incredibly important as any pressure will lead to additional and endured pain.
  • Icing: Applying ice to the foot can reduce pain and inflammation.
  • Comfortable Shoes: Wearing more comfortable shoes with more cushioning is a temporary pain relieving solution.