Foot & Ankle Pain

Foot & Ankle Pain Physical Therapy

The majority of ankle and foot pain we address at our Town Physical Therapy is attributed to inadequate foot stability patterns and trauma. Insufficient functional support and weak stability often lead to muscular and ligamentous injuries in the ankle, subsequently affecting the foot. At our facility, we provide non-surgical alternatives that effectively and safely address ankle and foot discomfort. A personalized treatment plan will be tailored to your needs, aiming to restore your accustomed level of activity and lifestyle without the burden of pain. Our approach focuses on achieving freedom from pain, addressing underlying causes, and eliminating symptoms.
Our Town Physical Therapy provide a very specific, individualized and comprehensive approach which will determine the exact cause of the pain and treat it as such. The rehabilitation program will be aimed at eliminating pain, increasing range of motion, increasing stability and strengthening intrinsic muscles to eliminate the cause of the foot and ankle pain treatment.

Symptoms / Causes

The majority of foot and treatment for ankle pain will be dependent on the area and structures that have been irritated and influenced causing the brain to fire nociception to specific region. At Town PT we believe the ankle and foot pain is caused and originated due to a lack of function. Most conditions of the foot ankle pain involve the joints and the corresponding soft tissue.

Causes

There are many different causes of ankle and foot pain. One of the main factors could be structural predisposition and poor stability leading to faulty biomechanics. All three factors help determine motor control in the foot and ankle. There are many scenarios where the foot and ankle pain is connected to the knee and hip through the function of the lower kinetic chain. Other causes include but are not limited to:

  • Developmental dysfunctions
  • Developmental imbalance with muscles
  • Muscular strains
  • Ligamentous sprains
  • Poor motor engram functionality
  • Trauma
  • Poor posture

Diagnosis

At Town Physical Therapy the doctor will begin with a comprehensive functional examination which will address the onset, cause, duration, severity, vectors, establish the meaningful task and functional tasks that cause the pain. At this point the cause of the foot and ankle pain doctor will be determined; however x-ray or diagnostic MRI is required in severe cases.

DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS:

  • Heel Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Runners Heel
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Instability
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Shin Splints
  • Middle and inner arch pain
  • Flat Feet disorders
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Comprehensive Foot & Ankle Pain Treatment

At Town PT we have extensive experience treating foot and ankle disorders. Based on our functional evaluation we create an individual treatment plan. Treatment options may vary depending on type and stage of the foot and ankle pain and the structures and muscles and joints involved.
Treatment will be a combination of foot specific manual therapy and physical therapy exercises addressing lower foot stability and lower kinetic chain engaging exercises. Ankle and foot pain doctor, we use our expertise in manual medicine and rehabilitation to retrain foot and ankle stability and proprioception. This approach is much more effective over orthotic corrections and steroid injections which merely only mask but not resolve the cause of the pain. The foot and ankle pain will be combated by changing your gait, foot stability and weight bearing with ground forces when walking and running.

For appointments and more information, visit town-pt.com
Town Physical Therapy Locations:
Maywood, NJ | Emerson, NJ | Bergenfield, NJ | Clifton, NJ | Paramus, NJ

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We have a team of highly trained and experienced professionals.

  • (201) 880-7787

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  • (201) 880-7787