End Your Foot Pain With Physical Therapy
Foot pain is no joke. If you are dealing with foot pain from an injury or a condition, we understand how difficult it can be to get around. Fortunately, physical therapy can help find foot pain relief and get you moving again.
Things that should be quite straightforward, such as walking or standing, might become extremely stressful. Stop putting up with foot pain. Get on the road to recovery right away so you may go wherever you want!
Why Are My Feet In Pain?
You may be experiencing foot pain for a variety of reasons. An injury to the foot may result in pain that is minor to excruciating.
While some foot pain may occur suddenly due to acute injury, it can also develop over time due to a chronic underlying condition. According to the Mayo Clinic, there are several common causes of foot pain, including, but not limited to the following:
A fracture occurs from excessive force or trauma to the bone, causing it to crack or break entirely. A fracture to the foot or ankle could result in weeks of downtime to ensure proper healing.
Bursitis occurs when the tendons rub against the “bursae” or anti-friction sacs, causing them to become irritated and uncomfortable. This condition can also occur in a person’s elbow, shoulder, and hip, although the foot and heel are most commonly affected.
Arthritis is a very common inflammatory condition that affects the joints and results in pain. The most common types include osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Both types of arthritis can greatly impact the foot and ankle joints. Arthritis can also affect anyone at any age.
Tarsal tunnel syndrome
This occurs when the tarsal tunnel (the nerve that runs from the ankle to the foot) becomes pinched and painfully inflamed. Symptoms include sharp, shooting pains, feelings of “pins and needles” and burning sensations in the feet.
Overuse of the tendons can lead to tendonitis, which causes them to become inflamed over a lengthy period. Tendinitis can make even simple things difficult, like reaching for a glass on the top shelf of a cabinet. This condition can become chronic and brutally painful over time, compounding the problem.
Strains and sprains
Sprains and strains happen often, and oftentimes, they get confused with each other! A sprain occurs when a ligament is stretched too far or torn, while a strain occurs when a muscle or tendon is overstretched. Both of these injuries should be checked out by a medical professional to ensure no lasting damage will occur.
Plantar fasciitis happens when the connective tissue on the bottom of the feet becomes inflamed. This can occur from aggravated overuse, such as constant standing, improper posture, or footwear that lacks proper arch support.
The arch of your foot is formed by several tendons that work together. Your foot will form a proper arch when the tendons pull together properly. Your foot will form a very small arch or no arch at all if the tendons do not pull together properly. This is known as a “fallen arch” or “flat foot,” and it can result in pain or discomfort over time.
Fortunately, physical therapy has been shown to help with the rehabilitation of injured feet as well as the relief of acute and chronic pain.
Find Foot Pain Relief Through Physical Therapy
If you or a loved one are experiencing foot pain, DonnéFIT Physical Therapy can help! You can be confident that we will have you back on your feet in no time.
During your initial appointment, our physical therapist will perform a thorough assessment to determine the source of your pain and then create a personalized treatment plan for your condition.
The majority of our treatment plans incorporate specialized hands-on manual therapy techniques, exercises, and stretches to restore joint mobility, improve balance, and strengthen the foot muscles.
We will do everything in our power to alleviate your discomfort and improve your strength and circulation, so you can get back to moving with ease.
We will also re-evaluate your treatment plan over time and may recommend lifestyle changes or orthotics to prevent re-injury or additional problems in the future.
You Can Get Foot Pain Relief Relief At Our Clinic!
Allowing foot pain to control your life is a bad idea. You should be able to move freely without discomfort! Our physical therapy practice in Philadelphia, PA will assist you in regaining mobility, comfort, and overall function while also removing painful restrictions. Please contact DonnéFIT Physical Therapy today to schedule an appointment. We will get you back up and running as soon as possible!