CT PHYSICAL THERAPY CARE

CT PHYSICAL THERAPY CARE

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Physical Therapy For Ankle & Foot Pain

"Don't Let Your Feet Pull You Down. Get Expert Help"

 

Are you looking for physical therapy for ankle and foot pain?

 

1. Do you have pain when you first step in the morning?
2. Do you have difficulty prolonged standing or walking?
3. Do you have trouble going to the gym?
4. Are you worried that your pain won't go away if not treated?
5. Are you looking to avoid surgery in the ankle or foot?

 

Why suffer ankle and foot pain much longer? Don't wait for your symptoms to worsen. See a licensed physical therapist who can guide you to recover. The earlier you get treatment, the better you recover. CT Physical Therapy Care is the best place for you.

 

How Should We Manage Your Ankle & Foot Pain?

 

The first step in managing ankle and foot pain is to figure out the source of your symptoms. We have to know the diagnosis of your problem.

 

The second step is to treat the body part affected. How you manage depends on the tissue affected. The usual problem comes from plantar fascia, muscles, joints, ligaments, and other soft tissues. It is easier to handle if you know what structure you need to treat.

 

Finally, you have to strengthen your muscles and retrain your balance. The common neglected causes are muscle weakness and tightness around the ankle and foot.

 

The most common condition we treat for the ankle and foot is the following.

1. Plantar Fasciitis
2. Heel Spur
3. Achilles Tendinitis
4. Morton's Neuroma
5. Metatarsalgia

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. The plantar fascia is the structure that connects the heel bone to the toes. It supports the arch of the foot while permitting mobility. It also absorbs shock and distributes the pressure when standing and walking. But when overused, it gets inflamed, resulting in heel pain.

Signs & Symptoms

1. Stabbing pain at the bottom of the feet near the heel.
2. Increase in pain waking up in the morning.
3. Swelling
4. Tenderness around the plantar fascia.
5. Difficulty in prolonged standing and walking.

Recovery Guide

1. Control inflammation through modalities.
2. Reduce pressure in the heel by wearing arch support.
3. Stretch tight calf muscles.
4. Exercise to develop strength and endurance in the foot & ankle.
5. See a physical therapist.

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Heel Spur

Heel Spur is a bony growth under the heel caused by a calcium deposit. It is often caused by strains, repeated irritation of plantar fascia, and heel pressure. Heel spurs are common among athletes whose activities involve running and jumping.

Signs & Symptoms

1. Often cause NO symptoms.
2. Pain under the heel if tissues are inflamed.
3. Difficulty in weight-bearing.
4. Presence of a spur in the x-ray.

Recovery Guide

1. Use of shoe inserts to reduce pressure in the spur.
2. Taping or splinting.
3. Stretch tight calf muscles.
4. Improve strength and endurance in foot muscles.
5. See a podiatrist or physical therapist.

Achilles Tendinitis

Achilles tendinitis is an inflammation of the tendon at the back of the heel to the lower leg. It is often caused by repeated stress to the tendon or an injury.

Signs & Symptoms

1. Pain and stiffness along the Achilles tendon
2. Pain at the back of the heel that worsens with weight-bearing.
3. Tenderness
4. Swelling
5. Difficulty prolonged standing and walking.

Recovery Guide

1. Reduce inflammation in the tendon.
2. Stretch tight calf muscles.
3. Reduce the intensity of activity.
4. Splinting or taping.
5. Improve strength and endurance without pain.
6. See a physical therapist.

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Morton's Neuroma 

Morton's neuroma is a condition that affects the forefoot, most commonly between the third and fourth toes. It is often caused by the thickening of tissues around the nerve.

Signs & Symptoms

1. Burning pain at the ball of your foot.
2. Numbness in the toes affected.
3. Difficulty in weight-bearing function.

Recovery Guide

1. Changes in footwear that decrease pressure on the ball of the foot.
2. Use of shoe inserts to reduce irritation.
3. Prescribed medications.
4. See a podiatrist and a physical therapist.

Metatarsalgia

Metatarsalgia refers to the inflammation at the ball of the foot. It is located around the arch to the toes. It is often caused by repeated stress or excessive pressure at the ball of the foot.

Signs & Symptoms

1. Pain at the end of the metatarsal bone.
2. Increase in symptoms with prolonged weight-bearing.
3. Difficulty walking.

Recovery Guide

1. Reduce inflammation.
2. Use of shoe insert, splint, or taping.
3. Wear proper shoes.
4. Reduce stress in the ball of the foot.
5. See a podiatrist and physical therapist.

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What can CT Physical Therapy Care do to help?

At CT PT Care, we figure out the source of your ankle & foot pain.

We will:

*Ask you how it happened
*Check up your movement, strength, and foot stucture.
*Inspect the tissue suspected to be a problem.
*Treat your inflamed tissue.
*Give advice correct muscle imbalances.

Our focus is your healing, and to help manage the symptom from coming back.

If you hurt your ankle & foot, get expert help. Call us right away to learn how we can help you. Our therapists have the skills to treat ankle & foot problems. We improved and managed a lot of people with ankle & foot pain in the past. We will do the same to take care of you. Our focus is to relieve your symptoms and help recover your function.

Call us now. Your recovery is our priority!