Pybus University: “Foot Pain: a Step in the Right Direction”

Date(s) - 02/19/2019
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Pybus Public Market

Dr. Kevin MorrisThis Pybus University class on Tuesday, February 19 at 7pm explores the mis-perception that foot pain is a normal part of life. The instructor is Dr. Kevin Morris.

Often people think they are born with bad feet or pain is just the by-product of getting older. But the truth is that it is not normal for your feet to be painful, whether in athletic exercise, daily work or walking to the mailbox!

Unfortunately, ignoring the pain or simply accepting this foot pain can lead to a debilitating progression resulting in bad outcomes which impacts our general wellbeing. This class will identify the most common foot problems and give you general knowledge and solutions to combat these issues. Topics such as how to cut your toenails and how to choose the correct shoe for your foot will provide you with the information you need to make proper choices which will improve your or your loved ones aching feet.

Shoe recommendation lists, over-the-counter creams, lotions and foot care products lists will be available. Discussion will include: techniques for enhancement of sports performance such as digital foot scanning and video gait analysis, specific treatments for heel pain and plantar fasciitis, “cold feet,” swelling of the feet, best socks and shoes for certain conditions and exercises, and stretching to avoid painful foot conditions.

Dr. Morris has 30 years of experience treating painful foot conditions. He’s been with Wenatchee Foot and Ankle for four years. It is his opinion that “normal feet should not be painful and most painful conditions can be avoided with the right knowledge and education about the choices we make daily.” Avoiding painful foot conditions allows a more active life style including weight control, exercise, stress relief and independence.