Understanding Foot & Ankle Pain
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 are at their worst when you wake up in the morning.
Our team at PhysioFit Physical Therapy & Wellness can help you get out of this vicious cycle and find effective relief. Call us to schedule an appointment with a physical therapist and get started on your personalized foot and ankle pain treatment plan.
Signs & Symptoms
Foot & ankle pain can present themselves in many ways. If you are currently experiencing any of the following symptoms, physical therapy could be a great place to start.
Inability to bear weight on your foot (causing imbalance)
Swelling/Bruising of your ankle
Instability in your ankle
Tingling or burning
What to Expect From Physical Therapy
You will have a private 1-1 evaluation with a physical therapist. The evaluation includes your medical history, a movement analysis, and an assessment of your posture, muscles, and nerves.
EMOTIONS YOU MAY BE FEELING
- Loss of self-confidence in your stability
- Weaker when exercising
- Plagued by pain
- Education on body awareness/ mechanics
- Stretches and strengthening exercises to balance muscles
- Manual treatment to balance muscles, joints, and decompress nerves
- 1:1 sessions with your therapist
- Guidance on exercises and daily lifestyle changes
- Manual / hands on therapy to increase mobility and reduce pain
Get your desired outcome
- Get back to sports/hobbies
- Daily walks
- Avoiding or weaning from an assistive device
- Reduce the chance of falls
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Free Guide For Anyone Who Wants To End Foot & Ankle Pain:
"I had a total knee replacement in October 2015. I was referred to physical therapy by my orthopedic surgeon at Stanford. I searched Yelp reviews to find the best physical therapy clinic in the Los Altos area. I was amazed by the ratings and reviews left by PhysioFit patients. The near 5-star ratings and glowing reviews were almost too good to be true, but I quickly learned that they were absolutely spot on. The therapists and staff at PhysioFit are absolutely fabulous: friendly, helpful, supportive and knowledgeable. I’ve been working with my therapist, Mika, for more than 6 months to rehab my knee. She has done a fantastic job rehabbing my knee, and is the most supportive and caring medical professional that I know. I can walk up and down stairs, ride a bike, and exercise for 40 minutes on an elliptical—all things I couldn’t do for the last three years. The road to recovery has been a long one, and I couldn’t have done it without the staff at PhysioFit. I would give Mike and PhysioFit my highest recommendation. If I ever need physical therapy again, I’ll be back at PhysioFit in a heartbeat!"
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