Physical therapy could cure your foot pain problems!
Foot pain is no joke. If you are dealing with foot pain from an injury or a condition, we understand how difficult it can be to do your everyday tasks! Things that should be quite straightforward, such as walking or standing, might become extremely stressful. Finding foot pain relief doesn’t have to be a neverending journey!
Stop struggling and get the foot pain relief you need! Start the road to recovery right away so you may go wherever you want! Make the first step by contacting us and requesting an appointment Forward Physical Therapy.
Reasons for foot pain
You may be experiencing foot pain for a variety of reasons. An injury to the foot may result in pain that is minor or excruciating. Finding foot pain relief for these conditions doesn’t have to involve pricey surgeries or medications. You can try physical therapy first!
While some foot pain may occur suddenly due to acute injury, it can also develop over time due to a chronic underlying condition.
According to the Mayo Clinic, there are several common causes of foot pain, including but not limited to the following conditions:
Strains and sprains
Sprains and strains happen often, and oftentimes, they get confused with each other! A sprain occurs when a ligament is stretched too far or torn, while a strain occurs when a muscle or tendon is overstretched. Both of these injuries should be checked out by a medical professional to ensure no lasting damage will occur.
Bursitis occurs when the tendons rub against the anti-friction sacs called “bursae”, causing them to become irritated and uncomfortable. This condition can also occur in your elbow, shoulder, and hip, although the foot and heel are most commonly affected.
A fracture occurs from excessive force or trauma to the bone, causing it to crack or break entirely. A fracture to the foot or ankle could result in weeks of downtime to ensure proper healing.
The arch of your foot is formed by several tendons working together. Your foot will form a proper arch when the tendons pull together properly. If the tendons do not pull together properly, your foot will form a very small arch or no arch at all. This is known as a “fallen arch” or “flat foot,” and it can result in pain or discomfort over time.
Plantar fasciitis happens when the connective tissue on the bottom of the feet becomes inflamed. This can occur from aggravated overuse, such as constant standing, improper posture, or footwear that lacks proper arch support.
Overuse of the tendons can lead to tendonitis, which causes them to become inflamed over a lengthy period. Tendinitis can make even simple things difficult, like walking to the end of the driveway to check the mail. This condition can become chronic and brutally painful over time, compounding the problem.
Arthritis is a very common inflammatory condition that affects the joints and causes pain in the foot. The most common types are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Both types of arthritis can greatly impact the foot and ankle joints. Arthritis can also affect anyone at any age.
Tarsal tunnel syndrome
This occurs when the tarsal tunnel (the nerve that runs from the ankle to the foot) becomes pinched and painfully inflamed. Symptoms include sharp, shooting pains, feelings of “pins and needles” and burning sensations in the feet.
Fortunately, physical therapy has been shown to help with the rehabilitation of injured feet as well as the relief of acute and chronic pain. Request an appointment today to speak with one of our licensed and qualified Knoxville, TN physical therapists about how we can help you!
How can a physical therapist in Knoxville, TN help me find relief?
The majority of our treatment plans incorporate specialized hands-on manual therapy techniques, exercises, and stretches to restore joint mobility, improve balance, and strengthen the foot muscles.
We’ll do everything we can to relieve your foot pain and increase your strength and circulation so you can get back to your normal routine.
If you or a loved one are experiencing foot pain, our Knoxville, TN physical therapy clinic can help! You can be confident that we will have you back on your feet in no time.
During your initial appointment, our physical therapist will perform a thorough assessment to determine the source of your foot pain and then create a personalized treatment plan for your recovery.
To avoid re-injury or further difficulties in the future, we will re-evaluate your treatment plan over time and may propose lifestyle adjustments or orthotics.
Request an appointment today!
You should be able to move freely without discomfort! Forward Physical Therapy will assist you in regaining mobility, comfort, and overall function while also removing painful restrictions.
Allowing foot pain to control your life is not an option you should even be considering. Request an appointment with us today, and we will get you back up and running as soon as possible!
Your Next Steps…
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