Understanding Your Feet

Are your feet healthy? Flat feet, foot pronation, or foot imbalances can lead to foot pain, knee pain, hip pain, back pain, and even shoulder pain. Here’s what we’ve got for you this week. Now at PhysioFit, we are offering a complimentary foot scan to show you how imbalances in your feet can lead to problems in…

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Do you know how many miles the average person walks in a lifetime?

Custom Orthotics Make All the Difference PhysioFit is excited to announce the acquisition of a new diagnostic tool – our Custom Orthotics Kiosk. This foot scanner checks patients for imbalances in the feet, which can often times contribute to pain throughout the musculoskeletal system. Highly-detailed scans are also used to build patients’ custom-made orthotics. The…

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Healing the heel: Top solutions for mitigating foot pain

We live in a fast-paced and busy world. Taking time off for an illness or injury can be stressful or even panic-inducing. When people wake up and discover sudden heel pain disrupting their ability to walk comfortably, they often think, “How fast can I get pain relief and walk freely again?” WHAT CAUSES PLANTAR FASCIITIS?…

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Walking On A Sprained Ankle

If you have a sprained ankle, you may be puzzled when your doctor or physical therapist recommends walking on it. Although resting an injured ankle is wise immediately after an injury, the latest data suggest that you will benefit equally from walking on a properly supported ankle as soon as possible. Successful recovery begins with…

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Choose the safer way to manage pain

October is finally here, bringing with it the first signs of Fall, pumpkin flavored treats, and most importantly; National Physical Therapy Month. Since its inauguration by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in 1992, PT Month has been a great opportunity to celebrate all PT professionals as well as recognize the transformative power of physical…

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Pain Myth #2: Just Stretch It

This is Part 2 of our 5 Part series “Myths You Were Told You About Your Pain”      Pain Myth #1: “Rest Will Fix Your Problem”      Pain Myth #3: “A Cortisone Injection is the Answer To Your Problem”      Pain Myth #4: “It’s Because of Your Age”      Pain Myth…

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Treating Chronic Ankle Instability

Chronic ankle instability (CAI) is an uncomfortable condition in which the outer (lateral) side of your ankle feels like it might “give way” when you walk, move or even stand. If, in fact, it does “give way” with a turn or sprain, the result is lingering tenderness, discomfort and swelling. Overall, about 10% of people…

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Treating a High Ankle Sprain

A high ankle sprain involves a stretching or tearing of the ligaments that bind the two lower leg bones (the tibia and fibula) together at the place where they meet the anklebone (the talus). This complex joint is called the ankle syndesmosis, and these sprains sometimes are called ankle syndesmotic sprains. Unlike most ankle sprains that…

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Night Splints and Foot Pain

Night splints are removable foot and ankle braces designed to treat plantar fasciitis by passively stretching the Achilles tendon and plantar fascia, a dense band of fibrous tissue that runs under the foot and supports the arch. The Achilles tendon attaches the calf muscle to the heel bone and puts tension on the plantar fascia.…

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Plantar Fasciitis—A Pain in the Foot

Most heel pain is due to a condition called plantar fasciitis, inflammation and/or degeneration of the plantar fascia, a thick connective tissue running from the heel bone to the ball of the foot that helps maintain the arch of the foot and transmits your weight across the foot as you walk or run. Typically, symptoms…

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