Relieving Foot and Ankle Pain
At Comber Physical Therapy and Fusion Chiropractic we addresses the root cause of your pain. The treatment plan may include modalities to relieve pain, specialized gentle manual therapy to increase soft tissue and joint mobility and specific foot and ankle exercises to rebuild your strength.
Types of Foot and Ankle Pain We Treat
- Arthritis pain
- Shin splints
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome
- Ankle sprain/strain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Morton’s neuroma
- Achilles tendinitis
Why Does My Ankle/Foot Hurt?
Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot. This tissue is called the plantar fascia. It connects the heel bone to the toes and creates the arch of the foot. Plantar fasciitis occurs when the thick band of tissue on the bottom of the foot is overstretched or overused. This can be painful and make walking more difficult. Physical therapy is an effective treatment plan for plantar fasciitis by using stretches and manual therapy to restore mobility to the foot.
Foot and shin pain can come on from many different causes. The most common causes develop from changes in the way you walk, unsupportive footwear and long-term standing, walking or running.
The key to recovery is an early evaluation and treatment plan developed by a physical therapist. The therapists at Comber Physical Therapy and Fusion Chiropractic will determine the cause of your problem and quickly decrease your pain. They will help you find the correct balance between strength and flexibility. This allows you to have pain-free walking or running and return to activity as soon as possible.