Foot & Ankle Pain Relief Brielle, Sea Girt & Manasquan, NJ

Foot and Ankle Pain

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Coast rehab is THE place you want to go if you have any physical rehab needs. I first saw Luke for a planters fasciitis and tarsal tunnel issue. At the same time I was having vertigo issues. Luke spent a lot of time with me reviewing a specific plan of action directed for my needs. The one on one attention you receive is unlike any other PT facilities in the area. The staffs knowledge and continuance to learn and grow in the field of PT is bar none. I highly recommend coast rehab!!!

 

When your feet hurt, your whole body hurts. It might seem like your foot is such a small component of your body, and so it shouldn’t have that much of an impact on how you feel all over, but this just isn’t the case. Your feet are essential to mobility. When you experience pain with every step, your entire day becomes a series of attempts to avoid movement so to avoid further pain.

After experiencing a foot or ankle injury, physical therapy can help you get back in motion without having to deal with ongoing pain. Targeted exercises and stretching techniques can make a huge difference in dealing with foot and ankle pain.

 

The Cause of Foot and Ankle Pain

There are a lot of factors that can influence foot pain. From footwear choices to how many steps you typically take in a day, your feet are susceptible to injury with almost every movement you make. The ankle is a hinged joint formed by the meeting of three bones- the tibia, the fibula, and the talus. The foot and ankle are complex structures which provide stability and take a huge amount of stress with every step, stride, or jump that you take. Ankle injuries are incredibly common. Here is a quick list of some of the most common foot and ankle injuries:

  • Ankle Sprains and/or strains
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Excessive Pronation (Flat feet)
  • Fractures
  • Tendon ruptures

 

About Foot and Ankle Pain

While the most common sports injury is an ankle sprain, many of these injuries may develop from overuse. These are injuries that occur not as a result of any particular accident or fall, but as a result of regular use.  Every time you take a step you put pressure on your feet and ankles. Every jump compounds that pressure. This means that engaging in activities like running or walking long distances can put a lot of stress on both your feet and your ankles.

 

Physical Therapy for Foot and Ankle Pain

Our physical therapists utilize a combination of therapy techniques to relieve foot pain and ankle pain. Soft tissue and joint mobilizations are done to restore range of motion and proper joint mechanics. Manual therapy may be used to improve mobility of the ankle and foot along with reducing pain. Therapeutic exercises are targeted to improve the strength and stability of the ankle and foot.  Balance training may also be implemented to address ankle proprioception and reduce the risk of future injury.

Some passive modalities that physical therapists use to treat injuries to the foot and ankle include IASTM, cupping, electrical stimulation, ice and heat therapy, and massage. These treatment methods increase blood flow and circulation to enhance healing, reduce inflammation, reduce pain, and improve mobility. When you first visit with your physical assessment, a full evaluation is done, goals are discussed, and an individualized treatment plan is designed to target your specific needs.

Are you suffering from foot pain or ankle pain? Don’t delay any longer. Contact Us today at Brielle, Sea Girt & Manasquan, NJ Centers to schedule a one-on-one consultation and comprehensive evaluation. Our physical therapists have helped many other patients who suffer from ankle and foot pain and can help you too!