Long-Term Solutions for Foot and Ankle Pain
Injuries to your feet and ankles can be painful, but they don’t have to completely derail your life. At Paradigm Physical Therapy, our clinical experts have years of experience treating foot and ankle injuries, and they’re here to help get you back on your feet—literally.
What Causes Foot and Ankle Pain?
If you are dealing with foot pain, it is important to take steps to address the underlying causes as soon as possible. This may involve seeking professional help from a physical therapist, who can guide you through an appropriate course of treatment. Physical therapy can be an extremely effective way to treat foot pain and other ankle and foot issues, as it focuses on targeting the root causes of your discomfort rather than simply masking the symptoms. By working with a professional therapist, you can learn exercises and techniques that will help to strengthen and stabilize your ankles and feet, effectively reducing your overall experience of pain.
When it comes to feet and ankles, injuries are often closely related. Because these two parts of the body are so closely located, they tend to suffer from similar kinds of damage, whether it’s because of wearing the wrong kind of shoes, running on uneven surfaces, or simply placing our feet in an awkward position at the wrong time. However, this is where physical therapy can be extremely helpful, helping to manage pain and promote healing.
Common causes of foot and ankle pain include:
- Achilles tendinitis
- Broken bones
- Bone Spurs
- Diabetic neuropathy
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Plantar fasciitis
- Poor fitting shoes/heels
- Poor alignment of spine and pelvis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Sprains, Strains
Did you know?
In the state of Texas you can be evaluated by a physical therapist without a referral from your physician or healthcare professional. Patients can be seen for 15 days without a referral.
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Patient-Centered Physical Therapy Services
We provide high-quality outpatient services for people living throughout Odessa Midland, including those who are suffering from orthopedic injuries or chronic conditions affecting the foot and ankle.
How Physical Therapy Can Help Foot and Ankle Pain
The treatment provided by a physical therapist has proven to be a highly effective alternative to surgical intervention. While many people can address their foot pain effectively with home remedies and stretching, for those for whom this does not provide relief, seeking treatment from a specialist is recommended.
An important first step to take when it comes to foot and ankle pain is to visit your primary care physician to ensure you will not further cause harm to your injury and to verify that an untreated condition isn’t the underlying cause. With approval form your primary physician, your next step will be to visit a physical therapist.
At every appointment, you can expect a quick evaluation of your walk. Gait evaluation is a key part of every physical therapy session. By watching you walk, physical therapists can assess the stability and strength in your legs. With this information, they can see how well you are progressing towards an independent walk and understand what treatments are working to the greatest extent.
We use a variety of tools and techniques to help our patients alleviate their pain. Which may include:
- Manual therapy
- Stretching techniques
- Strengthening exercises
- Mobility restoring exercises
At Paradigm Physical Therapy we can also prescribe you with customized insoles to relieve common foot and ankle ailments like plantar fasciitis, arthritis, and heel spurs, as well as more complex foot conditions like neuromas.
Why Choose Us?
If you’ve suffered an injury to your foot or ankle, our clinical experts are here to help. A foot injury can make it hard to do the things you love. Whether it’s playing sports with your friends, spending time with your family or getting through the workday, our clinical experts will create a treatment plan tailored specifically to you. We believe in treating patients like people, not numbers, and we want to get you back on your feet as quickly as possible.
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