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Foot and Ankle Pain

Ankle & Foot Pain Chicago

It’s estimated that Americans walk between 3,000 and 4,000 steps each day. With so much walking around being done each day, it’s easy to understand why foot and ankle pain needs to be treated with the utmost priority. When you’re unable to bear weight without discomfort, everyday tasks quickly become impossibilities. Fortunately, here at Free Body Physical Therapy, our team can help with a majority of stimulants that cause a person to suffer from foot and ankle pain.

 

Causes Of Ankle And Foot Pain in Chicago

 

The foot and ankle are intricate structures that allow for upright walking to take place. With muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones all working together as one, even the smallest issue can disrupt natural functionality. That is why it’s so important to seek treatment as soon as you believe an issue in this area has taken place. If you suspect you have begun to deal with any of the below, we’ll be able to help:

 

  • Ankle sprains.
  • Plantar fasciitis or plantar fasciopathy.
  • Dislocations.
  • Fractures.
  • Collapsed arches.
  • Gait issues.
  • Achilles tendonitis or tendinopathy.
  • Post-surgical foot and ankle pain.

 

Risk Factors

 

Each one of us is subject to experiencing foot and ankle pain at some point in our lives. However, certain risk factors increase the likelihood of this occurring. Here at Free Body Physical Therapy, we want our patients to understand these risks so that, if possible, they can be avoided. That is why we provide treatment for ankle and foot pain in Chicago. Examples of the risk factors that you should be watching for include:

 

  • Wearing shoes that don’t offer proper ankle or arch support.
  • Walking or running on uneven surfaces.
  • Arthritis.
  • Skeletal irregularities.
  • Obesity.
  • Smoking.

 

Treatment

While there are a variety of methods for treating foot and ankle pain, physical therapy is often the first that can be considered. This form of care is non-invasive and can help promote healing from within the affected area.

We utilize a comprehensive evaluation of your movement, strength, mobility and technique, followed by manual therapy (mobilization/manipulation), dry needling if indicated, therapeutic stretches and strengthening exercises that work to promote healing from within an affected area. By working one on one with your physical therapist, your ailments can be treated while potentially achieving the below results

  • Understanding the root cause of your symptoms.
  • Regaining strength.
  • Improving flexibility and mobility.
  • Increasing your range of motion.
  • Eliminating pain.
  • Reducing muscle tension and release of trigger points. 
  • Learning correct technique when it comes to exercise or specific activities.
  • Reducing the need to undergo injections, unnecessary diagnostic testing and potentially dangerous surgery. 

Schedule An Appointment

 

Dealing with ankle and foot pain in Chicago can be difficult, but you don’t have to do it alone. By working with our team of experts, the time you spend injured can be diminished. For more information on how we can eliminate your pain, be sure to contact our team today.

 

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