When you have pain in your ankle and feet and Back pain, shoulder pain. it is most likely not due to just the one joint. The majority of ankle and foot pain we see at Physical Therapy Paramus has many causes and origins, including poor foot stability patterns and / or trauma. Poor stability will at many times cause injury to the muscles, ligaments and tendons which can affect all surrounding joints.
Our Physical Therapy Paramus is unique in that we understand that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Our first goal, and the only goal, is to get every patient back to their activities as quickly as possible.
A lack of function due to the foot ankle pain treatment option is a big part of what makes fascial structures and joints feel to be out of whack when they are. A soft tissue injury, like a pulled muscle or pushed ligament, can cause inflammation in the surrounding tissue which leads to increased pressure on surrounding structures when they are in use, which leads to pain in the area of movement.
There are several causes for ankle and foot pain. The most common is mechanical loading, or stress on the knee, hip, or ankle joints. Poor balance and poor neuromuscular control can lead to syndromes like lateral ankle sprains. Other causes include overuse injuries, arthritis in the joints of the lower leg and foot and any number of other traumatic injury scenarios. Other causes include but are not limited to:
Your physical therapist will begin with an examination that addresses the onset, cause, duration, severity and vectors. The doctor will discuss the history of pain with you and determine if there is a specific cause. At this point doctors/therapists will be determined; however, x-ray or diagnostic MRI are required in severe cases. Once this is decided we will go over your exercises but also talk about stress management and ways to alleviate this stress and pressure as well.
Our team at Paramus PT Rehab is committed to helping you solve your foot or ankle pain using a variety of treatments that are customized for each patient's needs. We will work with our clients on identifying the source, severity and activity level before developing an individualized plan just right.
We understand that foot and ankle pain can be very difficult to deal with. Our goal is for you, as our patient- Retrain your feet using manual therapy techniques so they work better by following these exercises every day of the week! We use all available resources - from physical therapists who teach rehabilitation courses because it is not just about strong muscles but also having good balance which helps prevent reoccurrence.
The treatment for your foot and ankle pain will be aimed at eliminating the cause by changing how you walk, what stability muscles are used while running or walking. We will also work on increasing our range of motion in order to get back up again after being tackled with no ease.