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Intense foot pain - June 9, 2017 2:58:16 AM   


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My son has decided to go for a boot camp. But he is experiencing severe pain in the heels of both of his feet. He says the pain is so intense that it feels like a lighted match is being applied. It is often relieved by sitting or lying down. He doesn't have any redness or swelling in that area. Have not injured it anyway nor have been wearing any kind of uncomfortable shoes to cause the pain. It hurts more when he walks. When I talked about this to a friend of mine, he suggested to take deep tissue massage from a clinic in Toronto. Does anybody here know the recovery period of physiotherapy treatment? Please share

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RE: Intense foot pain - June 12, 2017 10:13:47 AM   
Tom Reeves DPT ATC


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deep tissue massage will not accelerate the recovery. See a physical therapist who treats feet frequently. Usually it is poor flexibility, bad balance, or inadequate shoes that is the cause of the problem.

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RE: Intense foot pain - August 1, 2017 11:23:13 PM   
Marc G


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It sounds like your son's calves are too tight. When there's too much tension, it will pull from the anchor points like the heel and the knee. The pain alleviates when he sits because it shortens the muscle and aggravates it when he lengthens that muscle like when he's standing.

Just have him do some regular calf stretches and see if it relieves the pain.

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