Physical Therapy For Foot And Ankle Pain
The foot and ankle are amazingly complex structures that take a huge amount of force with every step that you take. Following injuries or with age, ligaments and other structures in the foot can change, resulting in improper or aggravated forces on the foot and ankle. With ill-fitted shoes and residual effects from prior injuries, foot and ankle pain can occur from poor stability, lack of mobility or lack of strength in the stabilizing muscles.
The ankle is made up of the bones of the lower leg (tibia and fibula) forming an arch over the talus bone in the foot. This is actually a flexible arch that opens slightly when bending the ankle and closes when extending it.
Just like the complexities of the hand, the foot and ankle is a very complex structure that can affect the functioning of your knee, hip, back and even posture. With ankle pain and foot pain, there is a lot that needs to be evaluated first before deciding on the appropriate treatment.
Lateral Ankle pain and Sprain may be due to malpositioning of distal tibiofibular joint (ankle joint),which can be linked with tight lateral Hamstring and anterior rotation of Pelvis. If chains of this link are not corrected then it may result in recurrent Ankle pain and strain.
At Synergy Rehab Inc., Physical Therapy For Foot And Ankle Pain are performed by our expert physical therapists,have years of training in evaluating the movement of your foot, ankle and legs. We perform an analysis of your foot and ankle joints as well as the muscles in your legs. Furthermore, our physical therapist analyze your walking and running patterns to determine the root cause of your foot pain or ankle pain so it can be treated quickly and effectively.
For more information, contact us at Southfield & Clinton Township, MI Centers.