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With Foot & Ankle Pain
Most Common Foot and Ankle Complaints and Limitations:
- You have pain when you walk or run in your foot and ankle
- You have pain or weakness walking on uneven terrain
- You have pain going up and down the steps because of foot and ankle pain
- You have pain when you put weight on your foot in the morning
- You have heel pain with standing
- You have shin splints
- You limp with prolonged walking
Common Foot and Ankle Pain Conditions That We Treat
- Conditions we treat
- Plantar fasciitis
- Ankle sprains/strains
- Ankle fractures
- Shin splints/stress fractures
- Heel spurs
- Achilles tendinitis and rupture
- Ankle osteoarthritis
What Is the First Step?
Start By Scheduling an Evaluation Appointment.
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Clinical research shows that the sooner you get started with active rehabilitation, the less likely you will need unnecessary tests, medications, or surgery.
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At your evaluation appointment, you will meet with a physical therapist who will perform a thorough evaluation that includes:
- A review of your health history and your specific symptoms.
- A thorough examination that includes assessing the quality and quantity of your movements, and any factors that might put you at risk for delayed recovery or might indicate a serious health problem.
- Assessment of how you use your body at work, at home, during sports, and at leisure.
- Determination of the diagnosis and impairments that are causing your pain and establishment of a treatment plan of care.
What to Expect
What Kind of Treatment Techniques Might I Receive?
Your physical therapist will develop a personalized rehabilitation program for your condition. This program can help you safely return to your desired activities. Some treatment techniques may include:
Hands-on treatments to mobilize your muscles and joints to restore and improve proper motion and strength.
Specialized manual therapy offerings at Professional Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine include:
- Joint mobilization and manipulation
- Soft-tissue mobilization
- Myofascial Release
- Swelling/edema massage
- IASTM- Instrument assisted soft tissue massage
- Graston Therapy
Activities aimed at improving movement of a specific joint including stretching techniques to decrease muscle tightness and help restore flexibility. There are 3 main types of range of motion (ROM) exercise: Active ROM requires very little assistance from the clinician and is done by the patient. Active-assisted ROM requires partial assistance from the clinician and is done with the patient. Passive ROM requires full assistance from the clinician and is done for the patient.
Exercises for muscle weakness or imbalance specific to your condition and capability. Sometimes referred to as strength/weight/resistance/endurance training, muscle strengthening exercises can include the use of weights, exercise bands, and body weight. The benefits of muscle strengthening include increased bone strength and muscular fitness.
Pain and Swelling Management
Treatments to reduce pain and inflammation and enhance recovery.
Specialized pain management offerings at Professional Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine include:
- Electrical stimulation
- Squid® Vasopneumatic Compression
- McConnell taping
- Deep Tissue Laser Therapy and Dry Needling
Includes providing information about your condition and treatment options and identifying and modifying any factors or activities causing your pain. Instructing you in home pain/swelling management and a home exercise program will help you maintain gains in motion and strength.
Therapeutic activities incorporate the use of multiple parameters such as balance, strength, coordination, and range of motion. Functional activities are designed to safely and gradually progress as you recover to allow for achievement of your functional and recreational goals.
What Our Clients Say
DOING THE EXERCISES WITH ME MADE IT MORE FUN!
I really liked physical therapy and all the staff. Some things I had trouble with before I started PT are running, playing soccer, and moving my ankle. It hurts a lot doing a bunch of stuff. I really like Anthony helping me set up my exercises for me and doing them with me it made them more fun.
Recovery was more complicated than that and the team at PPT worked attentively to return me to normal.
I had a major foot surgery and my ankle was compromised from being in a walking boot for too long. I thought P.T. would immediately return my ankle and foot to original strength and flexibility so I could get back to running and spin the bike. Recovery was more complicated than that but the team at PPT worked attentively to return me to normal even through my emotional setbacks- they stayed the course and now I am back to running and kinds of exercises and feeling great.