Ankle and foot pain are common problems, which isn't surprising given that they support your body weight most of the day. If you're having lower limb mobility issues, Cleopatra Espinosa, MS, DPT, and Soujaniya Konada, DPT, of Elite Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation, in Purchase, New York, can help. They provide effective treatments that ease your ankle and foot pain, enabling you to return to an active, comfortable life. To benefit from the team's exceptional skills, call their office, or book an appointment online today.
There are two leading causes of ankle and foot pain – acute injuries to the bones, tendons, and other structures within your foot, and gradual degeneration of the tissues and joints.
Feet and ankles carry the weight of your entire body – a burden that increases significantly when you're running or jumping. Many people put further stress on their ankles and feet by wearing unsupportive footwear, high-heels, or shoes that pinch their toes. Foot and ankle pain is, therefore, quite a common problem.
The conditions often seen by Elite Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation, LLC, include:
You could also dislocate your ankle or toes or fracture one or more of the bones. These injuries require urgent medical care to ensure the bones are in the correct position as the condition heals.
Physical therapy helps with ankle and foot pain in several ways. Your skilled therapist can keep the foot or ankle mobile, preventing weakness and shortening of the connective tissue.
Without movement, the injured tissues may stiffen and atrophy, so exercise is vital, but it has to be the right kind. This is where a course of expert physical therapy at Elite Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation, can help.
Besides retaining strength and suppleness in your ankle and foot, physical therapy can also help your tissues heal. This is because activity increases blood flow to the injured area, and fresh blood brings oxygen and healing growth cells.
Your therapist at Elite Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation creates a personalized physical therapy program to suit your precise needs. The therapies in your plan may include:
If you're an athlete, you receive specialized sports-specific rehabilitation that focuses on helping you regain your strength, balance, coordination, and skill.
If you have ankle and foot pain, physical therapy can reduce your symptoms significantly, helping you avoid the need for surgery and minimizing the medication you need to take. Call Elite Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation,to discuss how physical therapy can help you, or book an appointment online today.