Your potential "Why" to your foot/feet pain:
The “why” might take a little longer to discover and your homework and awareness over the coming weeks should help provide more information. Here are some things we found that might be contributing:
Low back posture and/or the “too much arch in your back”. This might have added to the hyper-extension or locking of your knees when you walk which might be contributing to your right knee pain. The stretch below is to loosen up those back muscles to make it easier to get into a better pelvic posture. Core and abdominal strength need to be assessed to further work-up this theory and treatment ideas.
The actual foot pain might be explained to the high heel use. As we discussed at our first visit, when the foot is in the pointed down position, it has a tendency to roll out. This can cause outside foot pain, but as the foot may want to come back in to improve full contact to the floor when it takes a step, the muscles in the foot and big toe might be trying to “pull” the arch and midfoot in or towards the floor. It might now be overworked and “stressed” from trying to do this whenever you walk. You tennis shoes and arch supports might be helping here to bring “the floor” to your foot allowing those muscles to relax when you are walking. Figuring out why your feet want to roll out to the side will help determine an appropriate treatment choice. Maybe the hip weakness we discovered could help lead us the correct treatment path.
As mentioned, the leg length was a little short on the right side, so using the heel lift may also be helpful.
and more, due to time, I will stop here, but I have more thoughts and will add them later.
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