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Foot Pain

Foot pain is very common due to sporting injuries, trips, falls and genetic biomechanical disadvantage such as flat feet. Injuries to the foot can be very frustrating affecting many aspects of daily life.

The physiotherapists at Liverpool Physio are specialists at treating all forms of foot pain effectively.

Physiotherapy to help treat foot painAbove: Physiotherapy to help treat foot pain

What causes foot pain?

There are a number of different causes of foot pain.

Some common causes include: Each foot is made up of 24 bones and numerous connective tissues including muscles, ligaments and cartilage. Due to the complexity of the foot and its importance in everyday activities it is easy to see how damage to part of it can result in pain and reduced ability to perform functional tasks.

What should I do if I have foot pain?

If foot pain is affecting you then it is important to seek physiotherapy treatment as soon as possible in order to prevent the problem becoming chronic.

Whether you've been experiencing pain for days or even years, our physiotherapists have all the skills and knowledge required to treat all foot pain.

What would physiotherapy assessment for foot pain involve?

A physiotherapy assessment for foot pain involves two aspects; subjective and objective.
  • The subjective assessment is incredibly important as it gives your physiotherapist time to understand your symptoms from your perspective. You will be asked what kind of symptoms you have, how long you've been experiencing them, how much pain you are in and how this is affecting your daily activities and hobbies.

  • The objective assessment follows the subjective and involves assessing you physically. When examining your foot, your physiotherapist may look at muscle strength, range of movement, sensation and palpation of the bones and surrounding tissues.
Once both portions of the assessment are complete, your physiotherapist will be able to provide you with a diagnosis, give you a good idea of how long it will take to treat and discuss the available treatment options with you.

What would physiotherapy treatment for foot pain involve?

Physiotherapy treatment for foot pain is dependent upon the findings of the assessment. Once a diagnosis has been made, a rehabilitation programme specific to your individual requirements will be developed to ensure a quick and complete recovery.

Treatments for foot pain will typically involve a combination of the following: The aims of physiotherapy treatment are generally to reduce pain, increase joint range of movement and ensure a swift return to sports and other activities.

We understand that following an injury you want to get back to the sports and hobbies you like to participate in as quickly as possible. Our expert rehabilitation programmes are able to make this happen.

How can I arrange a physiotherapy assessment for foot pain?

In order to benefit from an assessment and treatment with one of our expert physiotherapists please email us at or call our team on 0151 558 0077 to arrange an appointment.


The anatomy of the foot is very complex and foot pain can be due to a number of different causes. Having foot pain can significantly reduce your function and mobility. Physiotherapy is therefore very important in regaining your full activity and independence through a specialised rehabilitation programme.

To book an appointment for your foot pain you can e-mail the team or call 0151 558 0077.

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