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Ankle And Foot Pain Specialist

Elite Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation -  - Physical Therapy

Elite Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation

Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation located in Purchase, NY

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.

Ankle and Foot Pain Q & A

What causes ankle and foot pain?

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:

  • Sprained ankles
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis
  • Plantar fasciitis

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.

How does physical therapy help with ankle and foot pain?

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.

What treatments might I need for my ankle and foot pain?

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:

  • Stretching and strengthening exercises
  • Manual therapy
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Hot and cold treatment
  • Laser therapy

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.