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Guide to Foot Pain


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A guide to the source of foot pain and how to permanently correct this condition. …

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  • 1. Your Guide to Treating Foot Pain
  • 2. Walking is the 2nd most common conscious function of our body next to breathing.
  • 3. A person takes between5,000 to 10,000 steps a day, depending on their activity level.
  • 4. When your feet hurt you are reminded with every step taken.
  • 5. Eliminating foot pain is a challenge.
  • 6. It’s pretty easy to rest your back, shoulder, arm, wrist or hand.
  • 7. But to tell someone to stay off their foot, that’s not so easy.
  • 8. The #1 reason for foot pain is cumulative trauma.
  • 9. Cumulative trauma is the result ofrepetitive physical strain applied to the tissues or anatomical structures of the foot and ankle.
  • 10. For example:
  • 11. If you persistently tap the tip of your finger on the table top,
  • 12. it won’t hurt at first.
  • 13. But if you continue tapping your finger,
  • 14. it is only a matter of time until it becomes painful.
  • 15. You can take pillsto try to ease the pain,
  • 16. but if you keep tapping your finger,
  • 17. the pain will persist.
  • 18. You can try to ice the tip of your finger,
  • 19. but if you continue to constantly tap your finger,
  • 20. yep, the pain will just come right back.
  • 21. You can try to put a pad onyour finger tip,
  • 22. but if you keep tapping your finger,
  • 23. it probably won’t make much of a difference.
  • 24. You can try to have your finger numbed with an injection
  • 25. and that may provide some relief,
  • 26. but if you keep tapping your finger,
  • 27. it’s only a matter of time until the numbing effect goes away and the pain returns.
  • 28. So what’s the solution to get rid of the pain in the tip of your finger?
  • 29. Stop tapping your finger. Stop the cumulative trauma.
  • 30. What does this have to do with foot pain?
  • 31. The #1 reason for foot pain is due to:
  • 32. excessive abnormal forces acting on the structures of the foot with every step taken.
  • 33. Fact Check:
  • 34. Let’s say the average person takes 7,000 steps a day.
  • 35. That’s 49,000 steps a week
  • 36. 196,000 a month
  • 37. 2,352,000 a year
  • 38. 11,760,000 in 5 years
  • 39. 47,040,000 after 20 years
  • 40. 94,080,000 steps after 40 years
  • 41. and finally,188,160,000 steps takenafter 80 years of walking.
  • 42. If your feet are properly aligned,
  • 43. a normal amount of force is applied tothese tissues and standing, walking or running is effortless.
  • 44. However,
  • 45. if the hindfoot bones are out-of- alignment,
  • 46. excessive abnormal forces are acting on the tissues
  • 47. and it is only a matter of time until a symptom appears. The chain is as strong as its weakest link.
  • 48. A symptom is an abnormal condition experienced by an individual.
  • 49. It could range from a mild soreness to severe pain.
  • 50. WARNINGA symptom is a warning signal that something is wrong.
  • 51. A symptom isan “effect” from the “cause”.
  • 52. The primary cause leads to asecondary effect.
  • 53. If you only treatthe effect, or symptom,
  • 54. but ignore the cause,
  • 55. the symptom will reoccur.
  • 56. You can keep putting air in a tire,
  • 57. but it will continue to go flatuntil you fix the source of the leak.
  • 58. The following are examples ofsymptomatic, secondary effects within the foot & ankle.
  • 59. Soft Tissue Symptoms• Heel pain/plantar fasciitis/fasciopathy• Posterior tibialis tendon dysfunction• Pain/numbness to the bottom of the foot/toes (tibialis posterior neuropathy)• Achilles tendinitis• Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • 60. Osseous symptoms• Bunion deformity (metatarsus primus varus, hallux abductovalgus)• Limited motion to the big joint (Hallux limitus/ridigius)• Tailor’s bunionette• Contracted/hammer-toes
  • 61. Foot/Ankle Alignment• Lowering of the arch• Heel turns outward• “Too many toes” sign• Twisting of the ball of the foot when walking
  • 62. If these are the symptoms (effects), what was the cause?
  • 63. Excessive hindfoot motion/ misaligned feet
  • 64. Excessive hindfoot motionhas been named the #1 deforming force leading to the majority of problems affecting the foot and ankle.
  • 65. So eliminating the excessive abnormalhindfoot forces, by realigning the hindfoot bones, should be of primary importance.
  • 66. Treating only the symptom is futile.
  • 67. Excessive hindfoot motionis caused by the displacement/dislocation of the ankle bone on the hindfoot bones. Normal Abnormal
  • 68. This pathologic deformity occursabove the bottom of the foot and above the heel bone.
  • 69. This is an internal (not external)deformity and therefore requires internal correction.
  • 70. How can you increase the diameter of a blood vessel externally?
  • 71. You can’t!You have to insert a stent internally.
  • 72. The same is true with hindfoot excessive motion. External measures cannot internally stabilizethe ankle bone on the hindfoot bones.
  • 73. The insertion of an internal stabilization device is the most practical solution.
  • 74. HyProCure is a titanium stent used to ® stabilize the ankle bone on the hindfoot bones.
  • 75. The normal amount of motion is still present.
  • 76. + =Instantly, the excessive abnormal forces acting on the tissues are decreased.
  • 77. The cause is properly addressed.
  • 78. The symptoms will also be positivelyaffected, depending on their severity.
  • 79. If you or someone you know is suffering from foot pain,
  • 80. it could be a direct result of excessivehindfoot motion and HyProCure could be ® the solution.
  • 81. To learn more about the HyProCure option ® please