Don't forget joint issues are often the result of one side of the joint being Hypertonic (overly strong/overly tight) and the opposite side weak and stretched. Your exercise prescription should be adjusted to stretch the hypertonic side and strengthen the weak/stretched side.
Other Risk Factors for Foot Pain issues are:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
The ideal strength ratios between opposing muscles at a joint are as follows:
- Ankle: Plantar/Dorsi Flexion: 3:1
- Ankle: Inversion/Eversion: 1:1
- Leg: Extension/Flexion: 3:2
- Hip: Extension/Flexion: 1:1
- Shoulder: Flexion/Extension: 2:3
- Elbow: Flexion/Extension: 1:1
- Lumbar: Flexion/Extension: 1:1
- Shoulder: Internal/External Rotation: 3:2
Your Exercise Prescription should work toward getting your client to meet these strength ratios. You can accomplish this goal by doing 3 exercises for the weak side for every exercise you perform on the strong side.
By purchasing the "FitBit - Correcting Foot Pain and Maintaining Foot Health During Isolation," you will receive the complete FitBit article and FitBit Exam in your IFPA Course Library. This FitBit is worth 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit).