Foot pain is relatively common, considering that the foot bears the entire body weight, and is comprised of nearly 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments, and 26 bones. Some of the most common foot disorders include hammertoes, plantar fasciitis, pronation, arthritis, tendonitis, and bunions. Physical therapy for the foot can help to effectively manage pain in the foot and ankle, and relieve the discomfort associated with these disorders. OrthoTexas offers state of the art treatment options for foot and ankle pain. Our medical experts have extensive experience in treating foot and ankle disorders and can help you choose the best treatment option for you. The rehabilitation treatments for foot and ankle pain include:
- Joint mobilization
- Stretching and strengthening exercises
- Gait training Ultrasound therapy
- Soft tissue mobilization
- Graston technique
- Iontophoresis Taping techniques
- Functional progression
- Orthotic Fabrication
Before you can begin any of these physical therapy exercises, your orthopedic doctor will carry out a comprehensive bio-mechanical foot evaluation and gait analysis to identify any chronic foot problems that might have gone undiagnosed. This will be followed by an assessment of your present symptoms and a history of foot problems, which shall help to decide the best course of treatment for you.
If you are a suitable candidate for physical therapy, you will have a customized rehabilitation program structured for you, based on your individual needs and the biomechanics of your feet, ankles, and legs. It is advisable to perform these exercises under the supervision of our physical therapists initially, after which you can gradually begin practicing them on your own at home. In either case, we strongly recommend getting your progress evaluated through follow-up sessions with your doctor and physical therapist, which are important to identify any complications that might arise from incorrect technique. Along with manual therapy and exercise, we also provide professional footwear recommendations to patients who need them.
If you want to overcome pain, recover from injury, and restore fitness to your foot/ ankle, the professionals at OrthoTexas can help you do so. We provide individual care to each patient, ensuring your safe and speedy recovery. Our aim is to ensure that your pain is reduced, and your ability to perform everyday activities with ease and comfort is restored.