Physical Therapy For Ankle & Foot 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. Because of the complex makeup of these important body parts, there are many conditions that cause foot and ankle pain. Many of these conditions can be relieved with physical therapy.
The Function Of The Foot & Ankle 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.
How Do We Diagnose And Treat Foot And Ankle Pain?
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.
What Conditions Can Cause Ankle And Foot Pain?
In addition, should deformities require orthotic prescription, a referral to an appropriate physician or podiatrist will be advised.
Ready To Get Relief From Ankle And Foot Pain Through Physical Therapy?
To schedule your first appointment call (212) 213-3480 or for more information contact us here. 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 ankle and foot pain Physical Therapy can be obtained from your doctor. Please advise your doctor of our services.