On a daily basis, we rely on our feet and ankles for walking, stair climbing, etc. When an injury happens, it is very hard to rest it to help with the healing. If no treatment is done, the injuries can get worse causing even more pain in the future. Studies show that ankle injuries account for about 10% to 30% of athletic injuries. With an ankle sprain, individuals typically brush it off and do not get the necessary care. In addition, an individual who suffers from an ankle sprain is also at a higher risk for re-injury in the future. We treat conditions such as:
- Ankle Sprains
- Achilles tendonitis
- Achilles rupture
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Heel Pain
- Shins Splints
- Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
- Posterior tibialis tendonitis
How can Physical Therapy help you?
One of our physical therapists will evaluate your foot/ankle in order to figure out the source of the problem. Your range of motion, strength and flexibility will be checked out in the ankle and your foot. Our physical therapists will even go beyond the problem and will also examine to see if you have weakness in the hip or the lower back which is contributing to the problem at your foot/ankle. Once our team finds the cause of the problem, they will use techniques such as manual therapy, cupping, various modalities such as electrical stimulation and laser in order to improve your pain and healing. Once your pain and symptoms are better, your physical therapist will put together a program that includes stretches and exercises in order to get you back to your normal strength. Research shows that a combination of exercises and manual therapy is extremely effective and treating foot and ankle pain.