Foot and Ankle Pain
The foot and ankle work together. The ankle allows the foot to have side to side movement. Although the foot and ankle are a small part of the body, they are complex body parts.
The Causes and Symptoms of Foot Pain
There are a variety of conditions that set the stage for foot pain. An injury to the foot may result in intense pain or even tingling. Here’s a list of some common causes of foot pain:
- Achilles tendon rupture
- Bone spurs
- Flat Feet
- Achilles tendinitis
- Avulsion fracture
A fracture in the foot is very common. That’s because the feet are your standing platform and responsible for getting you around. Typically, there is pain, inflammation and bruising.
Achilles tendinitis is an overuse injury of the Achilles tendon. It’s associated with those who play tennis and basketball or with runners. Pain is often felt above the heel. There may also be tenderness or stiffness. A more serious injury is an Achilles Tendon rupture.
Physical Therapy for Foot Pain
Not all foot injuries or conditions are treated just at the site of foot pain by a physical therapist. A skilled Nashua physical therapist will identify the root cause of the pain and provide a treatment plan that treats the whole body as a movement system. A thorough evaluation is done by a physical therapist, including an in-depth gait analysis. Request a consult at Performance Rehab in Nashua, NH and start feeling better today!