Physical Therapy for Foot Pain

foot pain physical therapist

Aside from sports injuries, foot and ankle injuries are some of the most common injuries treated at Breaking Through.  Among our non-athletes, as well as our athletes, foot and ankle pain is one of the biggest complaints.  And if it hurts just to walk, it becomes nearly impossible to live that healthy, active lifestyle into your later years.  The doctors of Physical Therapy at Breaking Through are experienced with the multitude of foot injuries, especially among athletes and active individuals. In addition to being common injuries, they are also incredibly debilitating since we use our feet and ankles to walk and perform everyday activities.

What is My Foot Pain?

You may be caught up in asking yourself "what is my foot pain?", hoping that if you can diagnose it, you can treat it yourself without seeing a doctor or physical therapist. We get it. Most of our clients have started along the same path to cure their foot pain.  However, seek comfort knowing that regardless of what the diagnosis of your foot pain is, whether it's plantar fasciitis, a sprain, a fracture, tendonitis or some other conditions listed here, or even conditions we didn't list, the Physical Therapists at Breaking Through will get to the cause and treat the pain with our unique One80 System®  approach designed to get you back to full function in less visits than conventional physical therapy.

(Read: Can Physical Therapy Help Foot and Ankle Pain?)

Is My Foot Pain Plantar Fasciitis, a Sprain, Strain or a Fracture?

People dealing with this affliction complain of heel and/or arch pain due to the band (known as the plantar fascia) becoming irritated. Sprains and strains - This can be an acute or chronic issue that results in the ligaments becoming overstressed and irritated. Fractures - This is when one or more of the bones is broken. Stress Fractures - Stress fractures are tiny breaks in the bone that usually occur because of repetitive stress to the area.

Foot Pain: Tendonitis, Achilles Rupture or Sesamoiditis

Achilles Tendonitis - This occurs when the Achilles tendon becomes overused and inflamed. Achilles Rupture - This is when the Achilles tendon either partially or completely tears. This typically happens due to a sudden change of direction or landing from a jump.  Sesamoiditis - When the tiny bones, the sesamoid bones, that are inside of the big toe flexor tendon become irritated by overuse or direct trauma they can cause pain under the big toe. Dancers, athletes, people with high arches and those that wear high heels tend to transfer weight to the ball of their feet which can lead to overstress, inflammation and pain.

Foot Pain: Bunion, Neuroma or Metatarsalgia

Neuroma - This can occur when the foot becomes unable to splay during weight bearing (typically from wearing tight shoes) causing the nerves between the metatarsals to become pinched. Bunion - This is a bony bump that is found at the base of the big toe joint. It causes the big toe to turn towards the second toe, resulting in both pain and discomfort. Metatarsalgia - When someone is experiencing pain and irritation on the bottom of the forefoot it is considered metatarsalgia.

If you are experiencing foot and/or ankle pain, let the Breaking Through doctors of physical therapy help. Call (440) 973-4223 for a FREE CONSULTATION or schedule your initial evaluation with a Physical Therapist today.  Let us show you how we implement the One80 System of physical therapy to get you back to full function in less visits!


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