Foot and Ankle Pain Relief
Stand up to Your Foot and Ankle Pains with Physical Therapy
Get Back on Your Feet with Foot and Ankle Pain Relief
You spend an enormous amount of time every day using your feet, and your life can be significantly affected if you are suffering from foot and ankle pain. When taking the stairs, walking a block to your office, or even driving your car, it can cause dread and anguish. Foot and ankle pain can originate from a lot of different sources, but Pace Physical Therapy can help you get back on track. In addition to providing treatment for both acute and chronic pain, physical therapy has been shown to assist with the recovery of injured extremities. Request an appointment today with a licensed physical therapist from San Jose, CA and learn more about how you can benefit from our services!
Why am I experiencing foot and ankle pain?
Your feet and your ankles are complex mechanical systems that need to operate in harmony together in order to perform at their optimum level. According to the Arthritis Foundation, the ankle joint consists of three bones that must all interact properly with each other, along with the separate connective tissues that keep the joint assembly together.
The foot, which includes approximately two dozen bones, 30 joints and over 100 muscles, tendons , and ligaments, is much more complex. Since there are many complex structures that make up your feet and ankles, pain is a very common affliction in those regions. Your foot or ankle injury can lead to pain that is so intense that you stop putting weight on your foot.
What condition is causing my foot and ankle pain?
Due to an acute injury, foot and ankle pain can occur unexpectedly or it can evolve over time in relation to a chronic, underlying condition. There are many common causes of foot pain and ankle pain, according to the Mayo Clinic, including:
- Strains and sprains
A strain develops when a muscle or tendon is stretched, while when a ligament is stretched too far or torn, a sprain occurs.
Arthritis is a common inflammatory disease that affects the joints and results in pain; osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the most common forms. The foot and ankle joints can be significantly affected by both kinds of arthritis.
Due mainly to prolonged overuse of the tendons, tendinitis occurs, causing them to become inflamed for a long time.
When the tendons brush against the ‘bursae’ or anti-friction sacs, bursitis occurs, causing them to become irritated and uncomfortable.
A fracture occurs through undue force or trauma on the bone, causing it to completely crack or break. A foot or ankle fracture might result in weeks of downtime to ensure proper healing.
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome
Tarsal tunnel syndrome develops when there is no pinching and inflammation of the tarsal tunnel. This nerve runs from the ankle to the foot.
- Fallen arches
There are many tendons in your foot that work together to form your arch. Your foot will form a proper arch as the tendons pull together properly. However, the foot will form a very small arch, or no arch at all, when the tendons do not pull together properly. This is known as “fallen arch” or “flat foot” and over time can cause pain or discomfort.
- Plantar fasciitis
Inflammation of the connective tissue at the bottom of your foot is plantar fasciitis. This can occur from aggravated overuse, such as constant standing, improper posture, or lack of proper arch support for footwear.
Find foot and ankle pain relief today:
You will find relief at Pace Physical Therapy if you are suffering from an acute injury or chronic illness in your foot or ankle. Our physical therapists in San Jose, CA will conduct a thorough examination to find out what is causing your pain, and then a personalized treatment plan will be specifically developed for you.
In order to regain joint stability, improve balance, and strengthen the foot and ankle muscles, the recovery plan will usually involve a mixture of advanced hands-on physical therapy procedures, exercises and stretching. As well as other specialist facilities, the care plan can also include exercises on a balance board. To relieve the pain easily and improve your circulation, Pace Physical Therapy will do whatever we can. We will also evaluate and recommend lifestyle changes or orthotic footwear to prevent more problems from arising in the future. Do not let pain in the foot and ankle slow you down! Our physical therapy practice in San Jose, CA will allow you to dictate your own mobility, comfort, and overall work, free from foot and ankle pain constraints. To prepare your appointment, contact Pace Physical Therapy today. In no time, we’ll help you get back on your feet!