Hip and knee replacement surgeries are extremely common procedures done in the U.S. However, the recovery process can be lengthy and oftentimes challenging. Everyone who goes through an operation like this does so in the hopes that they will be able to recapture some of the mobility/functioning they had prior to their joint pain. The Free Body Physical Therapy team is up to the task. At our foot and ankle clinic Chicago, you will be in extremely good hands.
When working with a physical therapist, doing so before surgery can have many positive effects, including aiding in recovery post op.
Foot and Ankle Pain
Americans walk, on average, 3,000 to 4,000 steps per day. So it goes without saying just how important it is for your feet and ankles to be pain and discomfort free. Foot and ankle issues can make routine tasks feel impossible. Fortunately, here at Free Body Physical Therapy, our team knows what to do to help.
With so many muscles, tendons and ligaments working together, even a slight issue can impair one’s mobility. So it is very important to seek treatment right away if anything feels off. Causes of discomfort can include, but are not limited to:
- Ankle sprains.
- Plantar fasciitis.
- Achilles tendonitis.
There are a variety of treatments for foot and ankle pain. Some of these methods include rest, ice, compression and elevation. However, physical therapy is generally considered the best option. At our foot and ankle clinic Chicago, our team will provide top notch physical therapy sessions as well as teach you to exercises that can be done on your own to help reinforce treatment. Some exercises include:
- Toe raise
- Big toe stretch.
- Toe curls.
- Marble pickups.
- Achilles stretch.
- Golf ball roll.
Foot and ankle pain can be debilitating if left untreated. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Make an appointment at our foot and ankle clinic Chicago today to make your pain go away!