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Toe Pain ?


Pain at the bottom of your foot doesn’t always mean plantar fasciitis/fasciosis. Nor does it mean you may have metatarsalgia (it’s a general term that literally means “pain in toe”).  As an active person whether you walk or run or train by cross fitness means, there is a condition of the bottom of the foot that may be pretty simple to get rid of.  If you have changed shoes and observed a gait change in the way you walk or run, or are doing extra box jumps or burpies, you can place a little more pressure on the front part of the sole of your foot.  We had an example of this on a professional baseball pitcher we treated.  This pitcher would stand on his foot while winding up for the pitch and then on every pitch move forward with the pitch and every time he did this he had a lot of pain there.  Another example was a seasoned triathlete who did not train much in the off season but when he got back to it, had pain at the bottom of the front region of the foot where he landed.  In both cases, there was a fibrotic adhesion (scar tissue) at the front soles of both of their feet (demonstrated on this picture it would be where the Transverse Fasciculi is located).  By manipulating the soft tissue with Active Release Techniques and Graston Techniques and manipulation of the joints/articulations we were able to release those areas and allow for restriction free movement.  In both instances they had virtually no pain going forward and in both examples, were able to resume their normal activities. 

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(Illustration/picture taken out of Netter Anatomy Textbook)

Giuseppe Giovatto Jr, DC, DACBSP®, CSCS

Ridgewood Spine and Sport

199 Dayton St Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Phone 201-389-8987

www.ridgewoodspineandsport.com

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Ridgewood Spine and Sport

199 Dayton St Ridgewood, NJ 07450

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