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Foot and Ankle Pain Treatment & Information

  • Fractures
  • Sprain / Strain
  • Post-surgery Rehab
  • Instability
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendonitis
Fractures

The ankle and foot have a lot of bones in them which can be fractured. The most common type is a fracture to the fibula (avulsion), metatarsal, or calcaneus bone. All these result from being immobile for an extended period - this includes surgery! After you've been cast/braced up until your surgeon says it's okay, try moving around as much as possible so that stiffness doesn't set into those joints too much during the healing time.

How physical therapy helps

Physical therapy is the key to a full recovery after an ankle or foot injury. We'll help you regain normal range of motion, reduce swelling and resolve pain while working with your doctor on protocol that will restore function! You can make rapid progress by following our exercises safely--and quickly too; all without risking further complications like permanent damage done from lack if treatment early enough.

Call us today to learn more how we can help you fully recover after a fracture.

Sprain / Strain

Sprains and strains are common ankle injuries. They occur when you trip over something or decelerate quickly, causing micro-tearing of your ligaments which then becomes painful swelling to the point where movement may be difficult depending on severity. Ankle sprains can also happen from improper footwear while playing sports/exercising in an uneven terrain with poor balance.

If you have sustained an ankle sprain, it's important to follow these steps: rest and elevate the injured area. It may be necessary for some people with more severe injuries or total tears of their ligaments in order get back on track again; however this will depend entirely upon what type your specific problem is so make sure see a professional as soon as possible!

How physical therapy helps

Physical therapists can help you recover from a sprain or strain. We first evaluate the injured area to determine its extent and ensure that your ligaments, tendons are still intact before formulating treatment plans which will relieve swelling quickly along with pain while beginning restoration of motion in those muscles as well.

Physical therapists work to restore normal movement and strength after an injury. If you're active, we'll help get your body back on track with our expertise in treating sprains or strains! Contact us today for more information about how effective physical therapy can be.

Post-surgery Rehab

Incorporating physical therapy into your post-op care is essential to ensure you recover quickly and fully. Your surgeon will provide specific exercises that can help with range of motion, but it's also important for all patients who have had an ankle fusion or surgery on their feet/ankles in order take advantage these benefits by undergoing regular sessions at a PT clinic prior starting up again life activities such as standing long periods without discomfort; climbing stairs effortlessly, etc.

How physical therapy helps

Physical therapy is an essential part of the healing process after ankle or foot surgery. Our physical therapists will work to restore pain-free range of motion in your ankles while maintaining rehabilitation protocols that are specific for each patient's procedure, including steps and stairs walking patterns. We want you to be able to return back into normal activities as quickly possible with little discomfort - all thanks our highly skilled specialists who provide patients like yourself top notch care throughout their entire recovery period!

Instability

The stability in your ankles can be compromised by many things, including injury or poor footwear. This results because the ligaments that support them are stretched out over time and no longer provide adequate support for walking on hard surfaces such as sidewalks. Ankle instability is typically caused from repeated minor trauma to our feet which leads up towards chronic pain development; however there's some people who have an inherent vulnerability toward these issues due their genetic predisposition.

Instability in the ankle can lead to further sprains. If your ligaments aren't able stretch back into place, it's important that you strengthen these muscles so they take up any slack when walking or running with sports-related activities. Some people need braces too depending on how bad their instability has gotten though--this will help them maintain better stability while doing daily tasks at home via bracing techniques according therapist advice.

How physical therapy helps

Our physical therapists work with different doctors, including podiatrists to rehabilitate ankle and foot injuries. By assessing your ankles' movement we can determine what areas need strengthening bringing stability back into the joint so that you have more control over it!

With years of training in analyzing and treating joint mechanics, walking and movement patterns we put together a custom treatment plan that will improve your ankle stability! If you want to increase the integrity of all connected joints from head-to toe then give us call today!

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis, or heel pain as it's commonly known, can be caused by a number of things including tight muscles under your feet and even further up in the leg. Fallen arches when you walk might also cause this condition because they change how far weight needs to come off during each step which then stresses those tissues even more than normal! In addition changes occurring while wearing shoes that do not fit well may lead towards developing plantaris faciulits.

Plantar fasciitis can be a painful condition that begins with pain or inflammation in the heel and bottom of your foot. The inflamed tissue gets thicker during daytime hours, which may cause you to feel discomfort as well after sitting down for long periods during work days due this stiffening effect on plantars fascia--the band connecting metatarsals together at our toes.

How physical therapy helps

Physical therapy is an excellent way to treat plantar fasciitis. First we evaluate your movement, posture and walking pattern before providing gentle hands-on treatments that are great for soothing the irritated tissue in our feet as well improving range of motion at ankle joints with minimal risk or harm done!

Modalities like ultrasound and ice may be used to reduce swelling, pain quickly. We can help you get back on your feet!

Achilles Tendonitis

The inflammation of the Achilles tendon can be caused by tightness in several areas, such as your calf muscles and hamstrings. It is also likely that you will experience pain when walking due to limitations with ankle range-of motion which puts excessive strain on this important structure near our heel bone (calcaneus).

When you walk for an extended period of time, your heel and ankle can get very painful. Rest helps with Achilles tendonitis while walking makes it worse.

How physical therapy helps

The physical therapists at our clinic will carefully evaluate your leg, ankle and foot mobility as well as range of motion. They'll also assess strength, balance and walking patterns to discover the root cause behind Achilles tendonitis so it doesn't come back again in future episodes.

We know that the pain in your heel can be intense, especially when you're trying to walk or run. Our treatments will help with quick relief from back problems so you'll have more time for activities like hiking!

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