Foot & Ankle

Physical Therapy Targeting Foot and Ankle Pain

We have seen it many times; people coming in with swollen, bruised, stiff ankles and are looking for a way to get their life and mobility back. In fact, this is so common that millions of people go to the emergency room each year because they injured their foot and/or ankle in some way. Whatever your case may be, from an acute sprain to chronic Achilles tendonitis, it is essential that you take pristine care of your injury so you can recover properly. A large part of that rehabilitation process is physical therapy.

The foot and ankle can have symptoms even if the problem doesn’t directly stem from there.

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How Symmetry Physical Therapy Can Support You

When you seek physical therapy as part of your foot and ankle recovery, you can expect to have a professional on your side who will help you rehabilitate your injured areas. They will help you heal properly to restore your mobility, remediate pain, and allow you to get back to your regular functionality.

Once your physical therapist properly diagnoses you, they will work with you to develop a physical therapy plan with custom exercises, stretches, and pain management solutions to speed up your recovery.

Causes of Foot and Ankle Pain

Like every other part of your body, there is never just one reason that causes painful side effects. Aside from non-injury related issues such as arthritis or sciatic nerve compression, the most common reason for foot and ankle pain is spraining. Sprains occur when you twist in a strange position, causing your ligament to overstretch or tear completely. Some other reasons include:

• A fracture to one of your bones in your ankle
• Achilles tendonitis
• Overuse the calf muscles (common in runners)
* Plantar fasciitis
* Flexor Hallicus Tendonitis (often confused with plantar fasciitis)

It is also important to note that when there is an injury to the foot or ankle, there is a decrease in proprioception. Proprioception is your body’s judgment of where it aligns in space. Meaning, if you sprain your ankle, you need to retrain your body’s fine senses to know exactly where the foot is placed. We focus on training proprioception in physical therapy treatment, as it is a very important aspect of avoiding re-injury.

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  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Impingement Syndrome
  • Ankle Instability
  • Achilles tendinitis/tendinosis
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Arch Collapse/Flatfoot Deformity
  • Arch Collapse/Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Big Toe
  • Arthritis of the Hindfoot
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Breaks and Fractures
  • Bunion (Hallux Valgus)
  • Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever's Disease)
  • Jones Fractures
  • Hammertoe
  • Heel Spur (Calcaneal Spur)
  • Lisfranc (Midfoot) Injuries
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Morton's Neuroma
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Advance Your Recovery with Symmetry Physical Therapy

Do not let your pain linger, physical therapy can expedite your recovery, and make sure you don’t develop compensatory patterning along the way. We are here to help you, and our valued mission is to get you back to a happy, pain-free state. Give us a call today to discuss the next steps to get you on the fast track to recovery.

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About

Symmetry Physical Therapy is a privately owned one-on-one patient centered physical therapy clinic in Downtown Miami/Brickell. Every treatment is with the same Doctor of Physical Therapy for the entire hour. Symmetry’s specialized, dedicated, and passionate team of professionals are fully committed to each patient’s success.

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