Foot pain is a message from your body that something is out of balance and deserves attention, and foot reflexology can help decipher the message. It’s suggested that the foot acts as a map to other areas of the body. When pressure is applied to certain areas of the foot that correspond to specific areas on the body, it promotes health benefits and healing.
Injury or trauma causing pain
If you’re experiencing foot pain today, whether it was walking to your car this morning or right now while sitting at your desk, it could be due to a recent injury that’s causing the pain, tenderness or numbness. This could indicate an imbalance in one of your body’s systems. For example, if you’re a runner and you are experiencing arch pain, it could be a result of muscle strain or improper footwear. Foot reflexology may be able to help by targeting the area on the feet associated with muscle pain.
Common foot problems causing pain
If the pain in your feet is caused by problems such as bunions, hammertoes, heel spurs, ingrown toenails, dropped metatarsals, flat feet, misalignment in the feet, or other common problems, then foot reflexology is not the answer because you’re dealing with structural issues of the feet that need to be addressed or they will only get worse.
Treatment beyond reflexology
While foot reflexology can help improve circulation, regulate your body, promote relaxation, and manage pain, there are other quick, easy, and extremely effective treatments that can eliminate your foot pain. It’s best to be evaluated by a qualified podiatrist to find out the best treatment option for you, but be sure to ask about the HyProCure® procedure to correct foot misalignment.
This minimally invasive outpatient procedure works by placing a titanium stent into the naturally occurring space between the ankle bone and heel bone. It corrects the excessive inward rotation caused by the ankle bone slipping off of the heel bone, leading to foot misalignment and causing a painful chain reaction throughout your body.
Reflexology is a fascinating technique that has been used for over 3,000 years to help our bodies achieve health and vitality. It may be able to help manage your pain, but ultimately you’ll need a treatment that gets to the root problem of your pain.
If you’re experiencing foot pain and you’re in the New York area, contact a podiatrist at Adler Footcare. We believe feet shouldn’t hurt and neither should their treatment.