Foot and Ankle Injuries
If you’ve ever sprained an ankle or had a broken toe, you know how debilitating an ankle or foot injury can be. From arthritic conditions, fallen arches, plantar fasciitis, to sprains, tendonitis, or even fractures, your ankles and feet can fall prey to a wide variety of issues. Like your hips and knees, your feet and ankles absorb much wear and tear during the course of your day.
Your ankles consist of three bones, multiple muscles, and various tendons and ligaments, all which work together to support your body and allow you to move freely. Your feet are even more complicated, with over 20 bones, even more joints, and more than 100 tendons, ligaments, and muscles. When one part fails, it often causes a chain reaction as we adjust our gait to avoid pain. The results often leave us immobile.
H/S Physical Therapy Can Help!
There are many ways physical therapy can help you with your foot or ankle injury. Once we determine what and where the injury has occured, we can start a comprehensive physical therapy treatment to first help alleviate the discomfort, and then to strengthen the areas around the injured area. This serves to help prevent re-injury to the feet and ankles. Many times, physical therapy can completely solve the problem, avoiding surgeries and harsh medications. Give us a call at (215)513-1816 and we can schedule an evaluation.