Having piercing pain after taking your first step out of bed is no way to start your day. Our feet play an essential role in our daily function. If you are suffering from foot pain, it will likely become more and more difficult to undergo daily activities – think: walking, driving, bending down, exercising.
Foot pain can arise from a multitude of issues. Structural issues such as flat feet, out toeing, or in toeing can cause pain to develop. Chronic or acute injuries such as a fall, sports injury, plantar fasciitis, fractures, or tendonitis can also be sources of ankle pain and dysfunction. In any circumstance, physical therapists can potentially play an integral part in relieving pain and improving the foot’s function.
Physical therapy helps to strengthen the foot musculature (including the intrinsic muscles) in order to provide a stable base, especially when navigating unfamiliar terrain. Physical therapy helps to keep your muscles flexible, which reduces abnormal stresses that may be placed on the foot and ankle. Physical therapists help educate patients on the correct footwear to ensure the feet are properly supported. Physical therapy helps improve balance to improve the feet’s ability to keep the body upright.
To see if physical therapy is the right option for you, contact one of our Therapy Clinics today.