Foot Injury

Why does my foot hurt?

Foot pain is common, but with treatment you can eliminate your pain and lessen its impact on your quality of life. If your foot pain is mild, you may be able to ease the pain by simply choosing more comfortable, well-cushioned shoes, stretching before exercising, keeping up with foot hygiene, and maintaining a healthy weight. There are some forms of foot pain, however, that require physical therapy for adequate pain relief. 

Plantar fasciitis is a form of foot pain that affects the heel and the bottom of the foot. Plantar fasciitis can feel like a stabbing pain in your foot, making it very difficult to walk properly. Sometimes the pain is stronger in the morning when you take your first steps of the day and will often decrease throughout the day. If you stand for a long time throughout the day or stand up suddenly, the foot pain from plantar fasciitis may return. Foot pain of all kind is common for runners and people who wear shoes without sufficient support. Physical therapy can help relieve foot pain and get you back to feeling like yourself again.

Symptoms of foot pain:

  • Pain in arch of foot
  • Pain in toes
  • Heel pain
  • Swollen feet
  • Weakened feet
  • Trouble standing
  • Inability to walk up stairs
  • Pain while walking
  • Pain getting out of bed
  • Pain standing up from a seated position

Possible reasons for foot pain:

  • Toe sprain
  • Bone spurs
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Avulsion fracture
  • Broken foot
  • Broken toe or toes
  • Stress fractures in the foot
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Gout
  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Haglund's deformity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Reactive arthritis
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Raynaud's disease

 

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Treatment for foot pain

The treatment options for foot pain will depend heavily on the condition at the root cause your foot pain along with your symptoms and personal goals. Your physician can help you determine the best treatment options of your foot pain, including physical therapy. If you don't have a prescription for physical therapy treatment from your doctor, you may still be able to visit an Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy location near you for treatment, depending on the rules of the state you live in.

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Treatment options for foot pain include, but are not limited to:

Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy

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Soft Tissue Mobilization
Soft Tissue Mobilization

Soft tissue injuries have been known to occur when muscles are very tense and contracted. They can also happen as a result of a sprained ankle or other sudden trauma. When dealing with a soft tissue injury, you may feel weak muscles, pain, and less…

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Aquatic Therapy
Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic therapy can be very effective when you have a condition that makes it painful to put weight on your lower extremities, such as arthritis, knee pain, hip pain, or low back pain. During aquatic therapy, the buoyancy of the water allows for less…

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BioSway
BioSway

The BioSway system challenges patients to shift and control their center of gravity through interactive balance games and rehabilitative training strategies. To use the BioSway, you stand on a small platform facing a touch screen in front of you. Through…

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Dry Needling
Dry Needling

Dry needling is often confused with acupuncture; however, they are very different techniques. Dry needling focuses on reducing pain and accelerating healing through a deep understanding of the relationships between our bodies and our central nervous…

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Orthopedic Therapy
Orthopedic Therapy

The orthopedic specialists at Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy are ready to help you get back into the action. Whether you're overcoming a sports-related injury or recovering from a recent surgery, let our knowledgeable team develop a personalized therapy plan just…

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Post-Surgical Treatment
Post-Surgical Treatment

Physical therapy after surgery is extremely important for ensuring a full recovery. In addition to many other benefits, post-surgical rehabilitation can also help you regain full range of motion in the affected area. Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy specializes in…

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