Foot & Ankle Pain Relief
The foot and ankle region of the body is a unique anatomical structure. Many bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles contribute to the passive and active stability and function of this region.
The foot and ankle region has two functions: weight-bearing and locomotive. It has to be able to support the body weight and propel the body. At the same time, the foot and ankle adapts to the environment.
Signs and symptoms of injury are more often observed in the ankle and foot region, but can radiate up into the upper and lower leg. They can be misleading as the cause may be coming from other bodily sources. For example, the lumbar spine and knee can directly produce the signs and symptoms in the ankle and foot.
Further, a change in body position or posture, e.g. using crutches, can cause compensatory signs and symptoms in the body. A careful physical therapy assessment will need to be performed to determine the exact cause and location of the signs and symptoms. Diagnosis is your doctor’s responsibility. Assessment and correct treatment is your physical therapist’s responsibility.
We’ve assessed and treated many diagnoses including:
- Achilles strain/tear
- Shin splints
- Suceck’s atropy-RSD
- Foot deformities
In addition, should deformities require orthotic prescription, a referral to an appropriate physician or podiatrist will be advised.
A personalized home exercise program will be advised and instructed. Your doctor can provide you with a prescription for our specialized services.
You have the right to see any physical therapist. A referral for Physical Therapy can be obtained from your doctor. Please advise your doctor of our services.