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Foot Massages and Reflexology Can Be Rewarding

People who enjoy foot massages may experience pain relief and bliss while having an overall relaxing experience. Massages and reflexology are a form of foot therapy and bring different results. When reflexology is performed, the energy channels are stimulated that are connected to various organs and bones. This type of therapy may help reduce stress and increase energy. During a foot massage direct pressure is applied to the soft tissues in the foot and surrounding areas which may be beneficial in loosening constricting muscles. If you would like more information about the benefits of foot massages and reflexology, please confer 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, one of our podiatrists of Hugar Foot & Ankle Specialists. Our doctors 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 Elmwood Park, IL . We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.

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