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Foot Pain Relief & Ankle Pain Relief Irving, Euless & Grapevine, TX

Foot and Ankle Pain Relief

Why are foot and ankle problems so common?

Our feet bear the brunt of everything we do in our daily lives. They absorb the impact of all of the steps, stumbles and heavy jogging strikes that we ask of them. Sometimes, we even “ask” for this impact absorption 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 joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments 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, very active lifestyles as well as extremely sedentary ones can lead to foot and ankle pain. Aging is often a factor as well.

What types of conditions can be helped with physical therapy?

The tibia and fibula bones of the lower leg come together at the ankle and arch over the foot’s talus bone. As a result, problems in your feet can influence ankle pain, and vice versa — as well as put stress on your knees, hips, and spine. For that reason, the number of problems addressed by physical therapy relating to feet and ankles is fairly substantial.

Conditions include:

  • Balance and mobility issues
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Sprained ankles
  • Collapsed arches
  • Non-specific foot pain
  • Arthritis of foot and ankle
  • Sports injuries
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation

What happens in physical therapy?

Our dedicated team of physical therapists are trained to evaluate what you will need to work on, based on existing medical information. We’ll also evaluate your walk and your ability to move your feet and ankles in various positions.

Because so many foot and ankle issues stem from inflammation, much of physical therapy will likely focus on relieving this inflammation and on simple movements that encourage flexibility and range of motion. In addition, if your ankles aren’t able to properly support your weight, strengthening exercises might also be an important part of your therapy.

Our team of physical therapists will also teach you how to improve your posture when walking and running, if gait issues are resulting from — or even causing — your foot and ankle pain.

Are you ready to take the “first steps” toward making the rest of those steps pain-free? Contact Us today at Irving, Euless, Grapevine, colleyville, highland park & grapevine,TX Centers  for a consult, so that you can begin your journey to healthy, strong feet and ankles.

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