Physical Therapy for the Ankle & Foot
Why are feet and ankle problems so common?
Our feet bear the brunt of everything we do in our daily lives once we’re upright. They absorb the shock impact of all of the steps, stumbles and heavy jogging strikes that we ask of them. And, of course, we often “ask” this while wearing high heels, or other footwear with virtually no support where it’s needed.
In fact, the lower part of our body is such a complex interplay of bones, tendons and joints that it shouldn’t be a surprise when some sort of problem eventually shows up. You probably won’t be able to “outrun” some level of ankle or foot pain in your lifetime, whether you’re a sports junkie or a couch potato. Ironically, both a very active lifestyle and an extremely sedentary one can lead to foot and ankle pain, and aging is often a factor as well.
What types of conditions can be helped with physical therapy?
With the legs’ tibia and fibula bones coming together at the ankle and arching over the foot’s talus bone, problems in your feet can influence ankle pain, and vice versa — as well as put stress on your knees, and throw off hip and spine alignment. For that reason, the number of problems addressed by physical therapy relating to feet and ankles is fairly substantial.
Let our therapists at Fitness Quest Physical Therapy get you back on your feet again!
Conditions treated but not limited to:
- Ankle Sprains/Instability
- Achilles Tendonitis and Ruptures
- Calf Strain/Tear
- General Ankle Pain
- Heel Spurs
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Sever’s Disease / Calcaneal Apophysitis
- Shin Splints – Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome
- Stress fractures
- Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome/Toe problems
- Tibialis Posterior Tendonitis