Professional Massage Therapy in Your Home or at My Offices
Serving NYC, Long Island, Wantagh, Nassau County, NY
Eugene Wood, Licensed and Certified Massage Therapist
"I am a little accident prone. Unfortunately I seem to visit Eugene when I'm in trouble: broken foot, horrible sciatica, stiff neck, shoulder problems etc....but he always manages to diagnosis the root of my pain and fix it.
When I was misdiagnosed at the orthopedic, Eugene gave me a treatment that at least allowed me to walk pain free for a few days....and that was with a broken foot/ankle. He's a miracle worker!!!"
Foot Pain Massage Therapist
How Massage Therapy Can Relieve Foot Pain
What Are Some Causes of Foot Pain?
Our feet are often taken for granted until we have an issue with one of them. There are numerous causes of foot pain. Each different type of pain can have many different causes thanks to the complexities of the foot. The pain may be localized in one of the following parts of your foot:
You may also experience pain that feels like it's your entire foot or even pain that moves to different parts of your foot.
Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. The pain may also radiate down into your arch. There is a band of tissue that connects your heel to your toes. It is a very tough band, but it can be injured. It usually hurts the most in the morning.
Heel spurs are another type of foot pain that often presents itself in the heel. They are caused by abnormal bone growths and are typically caused by certain shoes or activities like running. They are common in athletes. Many people have heel spurs, but not all of them actually cause pain. Along with plantar fasciitis, fallen arches can make the arches of your feet hurt. This happens when the arch flattens out.
The ball of the foot can become inflamed with a condition called metatarsalgia. Wearing the wrong size shoe is normally the cause. Morton's neuroma causes the tissue to thicken at the base of the toes and also results in pain located in the ball of the foot. The toes can be affected by gout, which is actually a type of arthritis that most often attacks the foot.
Any part of the foot can become bruised or fractured. Stubbing your toes on a table leg can result in a painful bruise and high-impact injuries can break one or more of the many bones that make up the foot. These injuries can be caused in sports, car accidents or mundane mishaps around the home, but the results can be quite severe. As with any joints in the body, overuse may strain the ligaments and tendons of the foot.
Some foot pain is temporary while other types of foot pain can be chronic. The severity of foot pain also varies a great deal from person to person, but even the most minor foot pain can be inconvenient. Massage therapy for foot pain can help to relieve any type of pain in any part of your foot.
Massage Therapy for Foot Pain
Many people with foot pain turn to over-the-counter pain medications that just mask the symptoms. The pain relief is temporary, and these medicines do nothing to help the injury heal. Other people resort to costly surgery that often has a prolonged recovery time. A foot pain massage therapist can literally help you to get back on your feet both safely and quickly.
A general foot massage is one of the most pleasant forms of massage. A professional massage therapist uses specialized techniques to help with foot pain. During a message session, your body will be prompted to produce a lot of different neurochemicals. These chemicals in the brain will increase your sense of well-being, relax you, reduce your pain and also promote healing to any injury you may have suffered.
The body is actually very good at healing itself when allowed to do so. It can naturally fight inflammation and infection, and the natural pain relief provided by your own body works faster and provides longer-lasting relief. The pain relief is even more effective than many prescription medications that come with potentially harmful side-effects. There are no negative side-effects associated with massage.
If you have a severe foot injury that required surgery, then massage can help you to maintain your mobility. Post surgery massage is also an option. It will, of course, help with pain management and it will also speed the healing process throughout - from the bones to connector tissues to the actual surgical site.
Contact a Foot Pain Massage Therapist
If you have experienced any type of foot injury or you have been dealing with foot pain, then don't hesitate any longer. Contact me to find out if foot pain massage therapy is right for you.
Massage Therapy for Foot Pain
"The foot is a surprisingly complex part of the body, and the parts that make up the foot can all be injured and cause pain. One of the best treatments for any form of foot pain, in any part of the foot, is regular sessions with a professional foot pain massage therapist."
-Eugene Wood, LTM
Locations: Long Island 2050 Wantagh Ave., Wantagh, NY 11793 | New York City Institute of Physical Therapy, 30 W. 60th St, Apt. 1C
Page Updated On: 7/21/2016
Institute of Physical Therapy
30 W. 60th St, Apt. 1C
Phone: (917) 952-8052
Center for the Alignment of Body, Mind, and Spirit
2050 Wantagh Ave.
Phone: (917) 952-8052