Foot and Ankle Pain Relief
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Move Freely Once Again with Foot and Ankle Pain Relief
Foot and ankle pain can considerably affect your day. It may not simply impact walking; it can cause you to dread everyday tasks, such as driving to work, going a block to your office, or just going up and down stairs.
Foot and ankle pain can arise from several different causes, but Wellspring Health Center can help you get a new lease on life. Physical therapy has been proven to help with the recovery of injuries and provide relief for acute and chronic pain.
Contact us today to speak with one of our licensed Eden Prairie, MN physical therapists and learn more about how our integrative medical and physical therapy services can benefit you!
How can physical therapy help with my foot/ankle pain?
Whether you are suffering from an acute injury or chronic condition in your foot or ankle, you can find relief at Wellspring Health Center.
Our Eden Prairie, MN physical therapists will perform an in-depth evaluation to confirm what is causing your discomfort, and they’ll then create a specialized treatment plan to address these challenges.
Your treatment plan will commonly consist of a combination of manual therapy techniques, exercises and stretching to restore joint mobility, improve balance, and strengthen muscles in the feet and ankles.
Your customized plan may also consist of exercises on a balance board, as well as additional specialized care. Our dedicated team will work hard to eliminate your pain quickly, as well as improve your circulation.
Why did my foot/ankle pain develop?
An injury to your foot or ankle can cause so much pain that you cannot put any weight on it. This leaves you with no other options but to hop around, potentially risking injuries to your other foot or being stuck in a chair, immobile and unable to take care of yourself or others. Even mild pain can result in considerable limitations on your way of life.
Your feet and ankles function much like a complex machine. Their movement must work in synchronization to function at their highest capacity.
The Arthritis Foundation highlights the fact that the ankle joint includes three bones that all must work together properly and the various connective tissues that assist in keeping the joint together.
The foot is much more complicated, containing over two dozen bones, 30 joints, and more than a hundred muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Foot pain is quite common owing to all the complex structures in your feet and ankles.
What’s causing my foot/ankle pain?
Foot and ankle pain can arise suddenly from an acute injury, or it may develop gradually due to a persistent condition. According to the Mayo Clinic, there are several common causes of foot and ankle pain, including:
Sprains and strains
A sprain happens when a ligament is stretched too far or torn, whereas a strain results from a muscle or tendon being stretched too far.
Tarsal tunnel syndrome
Tarsal tunnel syndrome occurs if the tarsal tunnel (the nerve that runs from the ankle to the foot) becomes inflamed and pinched.
Overexertion or trauma may cause a bone to break or crack completely, causing a fracture in the foot or ankle. This may result in weeks spent immobilized to allow the injury to heal correctly.
Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the connective tissue at the bottom of the foot that comes from continuous overuse, such as constant standing, poor posture, or wearing shoes that lack arch support.
Bursitis occurs when the tendons rub against the “bursae” or anti-friction sacs, leading to irritation and discomfort.
Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis are the most frequent types of inflammatory arthritis that cause joint pain and swelling. Both types of arthritis frequently cause foot and ankle joint problems.
Tendinitis is a painful condition that causes long-term inflammation resulting from continuous overuse of the tendons.
Your foot contains many tendons that jointly form your arch. When the tendons work together correctly, your foot will properly form an arch. However, if the tendons do not pull together correctly, your foot will form a very small arch or no arch at all. This is known as a “fallen arch” or “flat foot,” which may cause pain or discomfort over time.
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Don’t let foot and ankle pain slow you down! Our Eden Prairie, MN physical therapy, sports medicine, and wellness practice will help restore your foot and ankle mobility, comfort, and overall function, free from the limitations of pain.
Contact Wellspring Health Center today at Eden Prairie, MN to schedule your complimentary consultation. We’ll help you get back on your feet in no time!