Common Foot Issues

These are some of the common issues that Reflexology can help:

Plantar Fasciitis:

Is a common type of heel pain. The plantar fascia is a fibrous band of tissue that normally extends from the heel to the ball of the foot, (kind of like a “bow string”). Symptoms include burning, stabbing, or aching pain on the sole of the feet. It can be especially painful when you first get up in the morning varying pain level from mild to debilitating.

Inflammation: Morton’s Neuroma

An inflammation of the Plantar Nerve that runs between the Metatarsal Bones of the 3rd and 4th toes.

Edema :  Swelling – fluid in the cavity of the tissue.  Many people experience this swelling in the their feet and hands.

Corns and Calluses:

Calluses grow anywhere there is rubbing or friction against a hard surface. Some corns and calluses on the feet develop from an improper walking motion, but most are caused by ill-fitting shoes.

Corns and calluses can be annoying, but your body actually forms them to protect sensitive skin. Corns and calluses are often confused with one another.

Corns generally occur on the tops and sides of the feet. A hard corn is a small patch of thickened, dead skin with a central core. A soft corn has a much thinner surface and usually occurs between the 4th and 5th toes. A seed corn is a tiny, discrete callous that can be very tender if it’s on a weight-bearing part of the foot. Seed corns tend to occur on the bottom of the feet, and some doctors believe this condition is caused by plugged sweat ducts.  A plantar callus is found on the bottom of the foot.