Foot Therapy

Foot Therapy

Foot Therapy

Your feet absorb the impact of each step you take. The lower part of your body is an intricate interplay of bones, tendons, and joints, soregardless of your activity level, you may experience some type of ankle or foot pain during your lifetime.

The physical therapists at FYZICAL can determine the underlying cause of your foot or ankle pain and create an individualized treatment plan to decrease pain, improve function, and enhance your quality of life.

Types of Foot Problems

There are numerous foot problems; some of the more common ones include balance and mobility issues, heel spurs, bunions, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, sprained ankles, dropped arches, arthritis, sports injuries, post-surgical pain, and non-specific foot pain.

Causes of Foot Problems

Mechanical problems with your feet, including abnormal foot biomechanics, muscle imbalance, poortraining technique, and improper footwear are common causes of foot problems. Other causes of foot problems include injury, aging, arthritis, illness, and infection.

The Benefits of Foot Therapy

Foot therapy helps to decrease pain, improve mobility, and restore the normal functioning of your foot. Foot therapy also helps to prevent foot problems by promoting good foot hygiene and advising on proper footwear.

Our team at FYZICAL can help manage your foot pain to help you enjoy pain-free walking.

If you or a loved one are suffering symptoms of a foot problem, contact us to learn more about our foot therapy program.

The Role of Foot Therapy for Foot Problems

Foot therapy addresses the underlying cause of your foot problem. Physical therapists use soft tissue and manual therapy, wherethey apply pressure and manipulation to specific areas of your foot. These techniqueshelp to relax the muscles of your foot, improve blood circulation to the area, and restore normal movement of your foot. They may also use a combination of modalities, including ice, heat, ultrasound, or electric stimulation, to improve your symptoms. Stretching and strengthening exercises for the lower leg and foot, as well as gait retraining, may also be part of your foot therapy program. In some cases, your physical therapist may recommend an orthotic to help correct foot abnormalities, such as heel spurs and collapsed arches.

Your physical therapist will also advise you on preventive foot health. This includes advice on proper footwear, foot hygiene, and ways to avoid further injury.