Do you have foot or heel pain?
Have you been told that you have plantar fasciitis? Do you get pain when you first step out of bed? Are you not running because of your foot pain? Learn to manage your foot pain without medication, injections, or surgery at our free foot pain workshop.
HOW COMMON ARE FOOT AND ANKLE INJURIES?
Foot and ankle injuries are often thought of only as sports injuries, however, turning your ankle stepping off of a curb or stepping into a pothole can lead to an ankle injury. Not surprisingly, over 1 million ankle injuries occur annually in the United States and these are mostly sprains, strains, and fractures. The most common injury is turning your ankle inward which involves a sprain to the Anterior Talofibular Ligament (ATF). Also, tendinitis or inflammation of a tendon occurs fairly frequently.
- Do you have pain going up and down stairs? when standing for a long time? or while trying to get comfortable when you sleep?
- Have you ever walked for a long time one day and the next day you could barely move your foot or ankle?
If you have experienced any of the above and your ankle pain persists, it is time to have us take a look at your ankle and get you started on your road to recovery. Physical therapy is clinically proven to help relieve your pain, restore your motion and improve your strength so you don't have to have an injection, use medication or have a surgery.
WHAT IS THE PLANTAR FASCIA? AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
The plantar fascia is a large, thin ligament that lies on the bottom of your foot between your skin and the bones of the foot. I starts at the front of the heel bone and spreads to attach to the base of each toe in your foot. The plantar fascia provides support for your arch and also cushions your foot when stepping. A very important function of the plantar fascia is to tighten when your big toe bends upwards when walking. When the plantar fascia is overworked it can become inflamed and become very painful. This is a condition called plantar fasciitis. If this pain persists it is important to seek the attention of a trained physical therapist as this condition can worsen and lead to a prolonged period of recovery...and more time away from your favorite activities.
WHAT DOES SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT FOR FOOT AND ANKLE PAIN LOOK LIKE AT BARRINGTON PT?
The driver of the successful plan of care begins with proper diagnosis of the injury. At Barrington Physical Therapy we provide hands-on care using a variety of hands-on techniques to help the shoulder feel better, move better, and get you back to your activities that you have been missing.
If you have questions or would like to schedule your physical therapy appointment call or text us at (603) 617-4420.
We are happy to help in your recovery.