Combat Your Foot and Ankle Pain With Physiotherapy

Combat Your Foot and Ankle Pain With Physiotherapy

Combat Your Foot and Ankle Pain With Physiotherapy

Is foot and ankle pain keeping you from getting out and about? Is pain interfering with your daily activities? We often don’t realize how much we rely on our feet until we are injured.

We understand how frustrating it is to have limited mobility at MSK Health and Performance Clinics. If you’re having trouble moving, walking, or even standing, it’s time to see a physiotherapist.

Physiotherapy has been shown to aid in the rehabilitation of injured extremities as well as the relief of both acute and chronic pain. Foot and ankle pain can be caused by a variety of factors, but MSK Health and Performance Clinics can help you get back on track. Make an appointment with one of our physiotherapists today to learn more about how our services can help you!

What caused my foot or ankle pain?

Foot pain can impair your ability to walk, balance, and overall independence. Foot problems have also been linked to a higher risk of falling and a lower quality of life.

It is critical to take care of your feet if you want to enjoy hikes, strolls, runs, or simply get through the grocery store without pain. If you start feeling pain in your feet, it could be a sign of a larger problem, and seeking help sooner rather than later can help you resolve any issues you may be having.

While many factors could be causing your discomfort, some of the most common foot conditions we treat are sprains/strains, tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, and neuropathy:

Sprains and strains: A sprain is a ligament overstretching or tearing, whereas a strain is a muscle or tendon overstretching or tearing.

Soft tissue injuries can occur as a result of an awkward step or a slip of some kind. In either case, the tissue is usually damaged as a result of a specific trauma. The time frame for healing and recovery will be determined by the severity of the sprain/strain.

Tendinitis is frequently referred to as an overuse injury or a repetitive stress injury. Tendinitis occurs when the tendons become inflamed, causing swelling and pain, particularly when the affected area is moved.

Tendinitis of the feet is also known as Achilles tendonitis and/or peroneal tendonitis.

Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition affecting the bottom, inner aspect of the heel that worsens after periods of non-weight bearing (i.e., the morning after sleeping, after prolonged sitting).

The plantar fascia is a long tissue that runs from the heel bone to the toes on the bottom of your feet. Although the name implies inflammation, recent research has shown that the plantar fascia is degenerating tissue rather than inflamed tissue. This modification is critical to the treatment’s success.

Neuropathy: Neuropathy is a nerve disease state. This is more common in people with diabetes, which damages the nerves, particularly in the feet. Furthermore, circulation problems such as peripheral vascular disease can cause neuropathy in the feet and lower legs.

Neuropathy is particularly troublesome because a lack of sensation in the feet can result in cuts or injuries that the person is unaware of. Changes in sensation can also make you more prone to balance problems and falls.

Fortunately, regardless of the condition, physiotherapy can improve your situation and get you moving again.

How does physiotherapy help with foot and ankle pain?

Whether you have a recent injury or a chronic condition in your foot or ankle, you can find relief at MSK Health and Performance Clinics. Our physiotherapists will perform a thorough examination to determine the source of your pain and then develop a personalized treatment plan for you.

A combination of specialized hands-on manual therapy techniques, exercises, and stretching will usually be part of your treatment plan. These techniques improve joint mobility, balance, gait, and foot and ankle muscle strength. MSK Health and Performance Clinics will do everything possible to relieve your pain and improve your circulation. We will also assess and recommend lifestyle changes or orthotic footwear to help prevent recurring foot pain in the future.

Begin your recovery process right away!

Don’t let foot and ankle pain get in the way of your progress! Our physiotherapists will work with you to determine your own level of mobility, comfort, and overall function, free of the constraints of foot and ankle pain.

Make an appointment with MSK Health and Performance Clinics right away. We’ll get you back on your feet quickly!

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