Feet play a very active and important role with your balance and support. According to Grace Walker, PT, DPT, OTD, your feet are your base and problems or pain with your feet and ankles can lead to knee, hip, and back pain as well. Physical therapy plays a key role in decreasing pain and symptoms. Resistance exercises, along with stamina and mobility training are important aspect of treatment and aid patients in regaining normal levels of activity and exercise.
The physical therapy experts at Walker Physical Therapy & Pain Center can analyze your body’s structure, alignment, and movement and create a personalized treatment program for your foot and ankle pain.
Our most common treatments include:
- Post-op Conditions
- Tendon Repair
- Weak Ankles
- Shin Splints
- Hammer Toes
- Posterior Tibialis Dysfunction
- Achilles Tendonopathy
- Ankle Arothroscopies
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Flat Feet
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Foot & Ankle Pain Do’s and Dont’s:
- DO wear cushioned shoes with a good base of support.
- DO use an ice pack 30 minutes before bed.
- DO follow your doctor’s instructions.
- DON’T wear flip flops, sandals, or shoes with little support.
- DON’T walk on uneven surfaces.
Success Story: “When I began physical therapy, I was extremely apprehensive and didn’t have faith in the process, but after 2 sessions, I was put at ease. I was unable to walk on my right foot after having surgery, but after a few physical therapy treatments I was able to walk correctly. Everyone was always encouraging me. The whole Walker team really works well together; they were all very supportive when I was having difficulty. I am really impressed by everyone. Thank you all for your caring approach to health.” ~Sister F. Bovyby