FOOT & ANKLE
Anytime we’re in an upright position, our feet bear our full body weight and absorb the shock of every step we take.
JUPITER FOOT AND ANKLE PAIN
Our ankles also bear much of the brunt of walking, running, and jumping. Foot and ankle injuries are common among active as well as sedentary individuals. Physiocare Physical Therapy offers effective treatment, including pain relief, for a wide range of foot and ankle issues.
TYPES OF FOOT AND ANKLE PAIN AND INJURY
The most common type of injury occurs when the foot twists inward, stretching or tearing the ligaments on the outside of the ankle. Up to 80% of the people who have had a sprained ankle will experience re-injury at some future point. There are many types of foot and ankle pain and injury that can be relieved with the help of our physical therapy experts at Physiocare. Foot problems can cause ankle pain and vice versa. In addition, it can put stress on your knees and throw off spine and hip alignment, when you are experiencing foot and/or ankle pain. For these reasons and more, it’s important to resolve foot and ankle problems as soon as possible. The following are among the conditions and injuries that can be effectively treated with physical therapy:
- Achilles tendinitis
- Plantar fasciitis
- Collapsed arches
- Heel pain
- Ankle sprain
- Achilles rupture
- Sports injuries
- Non-specific foot pain
- Stress fracture
- Shin splints
- Balance and mobility issues
- Peroneal tendinitis
- Nerve entrapment, referred to as tarsal tunnel syndrome
- Tibialis posterior tendonitis
- Arthritis of ankle and foot
- Muscle tear or strain
- Sever’s disease
- Post-surgical rehabilitation
TREATMENT FOR FEET AND ANKLES AT PHYSIOCARE
Our highly trained physical therapists begin treatment of feet and ankles with an evaluation of your condition.
Many issues involve inflammation, which limits movement. Physical therapy often involves encouraging range of motion and flexibility with simple movements. Strengthening exercises are frequently part of a treatment program, so that ankles can provide good support for a patient’s weight.
Physiocare is a direct access facility. There is no need to wait for a referral before scheduling a visit for physical therapy to address your foot and ankle pain. Physicians and chiropractors often do, however, refer patients to us for the best in physical therapy for the feet and ankles.