Common Foot Injuries seen:
Plantar fasciitis: This is a condition that involves pain in the bottom of the foot, often due to inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that runs from the heel to the toes.
Metatarsalgia: This is a condition that involves pain and inflammation in the ball of the foot, often due to overuse or improper foot mechanics.
Achilles tendonitis: This is inflammation of the Achilles tendon, which connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. It can cause pain and/or stiffness in the ankle and foot area.
Ankle sprains: This is a common injury that occurs when the ankle is twisted or turned in an awkward way, causing damage to the ligaments that support the ankle joint. Ankle sprains can cause pain, swelling, and/or instability in the foot and ankle.
Sesamoiditis: This is a condition that involves inflammation and pain in the small bones (sesamoids) under the ball of the foot, often due to overuse or repetitive stress.
Foot Injury Treatments:
Exercise: Physical therapists may prescribe specific exercises to strengthen the muscles that support the foot and ankle joint, improve flexibility and range of motion, and reduce pain.
Manual therapy: This may involve hands-on techniques such as massage, joint mobilization, and/or manipulation to help improve foot and ankle joint alignment, reduce pain and inflammation, and improve mobility.
Modalities: Physical therapists may use modalities such as heat or cold therapy, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, or traction to help reduce pain and inflammation.
Education: Physical therapists may provide education on proper footwear and foot mechanics to help prevent future injuries.
Activity modification: Physical therapists may recommend modifying or avoiding certain activities that may aggravate foot pain.
Orthotics: For certain conditions, such as plantar fasciitis or metatarsalgia, a physical therapist may recommend the use of custom orthotics to help support the foot and improve alignment.
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