Foot & Ankle Pain
Of all the parts that make up the human body, the feet are the most abused. They absorb the shock of each step we take, whether bare foot, in heels or in well fitting gym shoes.The lower part of our body is such a complex structure made up of bones, tendons and joints. With such complexity, you probably won’t be able to “outrun” some level of ankle or foot pain in your lifetime, whether you are super active or a couch potato (both create risk for developing injury).
Typically, it takes only 3 to 4 visits to get to pain free movement and takes about a total of 8-12 visits to return to full pain free function.
Give us a call at 630-761-0900 to schedule your appointment today.
On your first visit...
During your first visit, a full interview and physical examination will be performed to determine the exact cause of your pain. Your physical therapist will explain to you in simple terms exactly the cause of your pain and how to fix it. Your goals, expectations and any questions will be addressed. Finally, you will both develop a plan that works with your lifestyle and work together to resolve your pain and get you back to normal.
Frequently Asked Questions...
1: Will my foot or ankle pain go away on its own?
It's possible, but unlikely because of how much time we spend standing or weight bearing through the foot each day. Unfortunately, the problem is that the longer you go with ankle pain, the longer it takes us to fix it. When you have pain, it is your body telling you something is wrong. The quicker you get in to see a qualified physical therapist, the faster you will recover.
2. How do I get rid of my foot or ankle pain?
To answer this question, it depends on the cause of your pain. That is why it is so important to begin physical therapy sooner than later. The sooner you find the cause to your symptoms, the sooner you can begin the recovery process. Most foot and ankle pain is able to be resolved with physical therapy and will not require surgery (no matter how bad the diagnosis sounds). The sooner we are able to identify the cause of your pain, the sooner you will have the tools to resolve your symptoms and prevent flare ups in the future.
3. What conditions do you treat?
We treat all foot and ankle conditions, but also look at the entire kinetic chain (ankles, knees, hips, back) during every evaluation. An injury to the ankle can influence the knees, hips or back and vice versa; to ensure full healing treatment should focus on any and every limitation.
4. What should I do now?
The first step to eliminating your pain is finding out what is causing it. Give us a call 630-761-0900 right now and schedule your FREE screen. You will get a FREE 30 minute appointment with one of our physical therapists so that you can get your questions answered.