There are pressure points on each foot that are connected to specific organs in the body. A type of foot therapy known as reflexology is considered to be an ancient Chinese practice. Reflexology is performed by applying pressure to certain parts of each foot and this is done by a therapist. An additional benefit of having frequent foot massages and reflexology performed can be the positive effect it may have on the overall body. Many people also find it helpful to roll their entire foot on a tennis ball from the toes to the heels until a pressure point is found. It is suggested that diabetic patients consult with their podiatrist before partaking in reflexology as it may affect the nerves that are unable to be felt as a result of neuropathy. If you would like more information about how this type of foot therapy can help you, please speak with a podiatrist who can answer any questions you may have.
Foot therapy is often necessary for those recovering from either foot deformities or foot injuries. If you have concerns regarding therapy, consult with Leonard Talarico, DPM from Georgia. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.
Most Common Injuries
People who are active or athletes are prone to a variety of injuries. Therefore, it is often important to take part in physical therapy in order to quickly get back on the right track.
What to Do When Injured
Physical Therapy – This specialized treatment will focus on the affected area, speeding up recovery and the overall healing process. It is a proven method that has helped millions of people return from any injury.
During physical therapy you will undergo regimented training to get back into full form. Training is often very difficult, especially at first when the foot feels weak. Physical therapy often involves:
Basic stretching and twisting exercises – getting the feet’s mobility and flexibility up.
Massaging – the therapist will massage the injured area in order to activate the muscles and relax them.
Strengthening Exercises – this allows the muscles in the affected area to regain their full strength, a vital step towards full recovery.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Pooler, GA . We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.