Foot & Ankle Physical Therapy

Foot & Ankle

The human foot is considered to be an engineering feat enabling man to enjoy the bipedal stance. Consisting of twenty- six bones and more than eighty muscles and ligaments, the feet is capable of transmitting the body’s weight to the ground as a rigid structure as well as absorb ground reaction forces and adapt to uneven surfaces as a mobile unit during standing and walking.

Causes of Foot and Ankle Pain

  • Poor footwear
  • Misstep during walking
  • Stress fracture/Trauma
  • Sporting activities/Running Injuries
  • Poor posture and faulty weight bearing of the feet during walking, standing or running.
  • Arthritis

     

Conditions Affecting Your Foot and Ankle

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Heel pain/heel spur
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Common peroneal nerve and tibial nerve entrapment
  • Morton’s neuroma

Physical Therapy Management for Foot and Ankle

  • Improving walking/gait pattern
  • Correcting posture and promoting proper body mechanics for improved weight bearing
  • Modification of footwear
  • Strength and conditioning of the trunk and intrinsic foot muscles
  • Soft tissue & joint mobilization

Have Questions?

Please feel free to reach out to us if you need a free consult.

When to seek medical help

  • If you have experienced trauma
  • Inability to bear weight or walk
  • Sudden increase in swelling and/or discoloration
  • Fever and chills

Tips to avoid foot and ankle pain

  • Use of proper foot wear
  • Avoid prolonged standing
  • Maintaining good posture
  • Active and healthy lifestyle

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Reach Us

Location :

8523 Madison Ave. Ste D, Indianapolis, IN 46227. USA

Email :

pt@victorphysicaltherapy.com

Phone :

317-893-4091