Physical Therapy for Foot and Ankle Conditions

Foot and Ankle Conditions

The foot is one of the most complex structure of your skeletal system. It incorporates very unique biomechanics to support the weight of the body and dampen any loads from impact to the ground. Sometimes from overuse or acute trauma, those structures get injured and inflamed, and, that may lead to foot pain that spans from the toes all the way to the heel.

Some common causes of foot pain include:

  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Avulsion fracture: How is it treated?
  • Bone spurs
  • Broken ankle/broken foot
  • Broken toe
  • Bunions
  • Bursitis
  • Corns and calluses
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Flatfeet
  • Gout
  • Haglund’s deformity
  • Hammertoe and mallet toe
  • High heels or poorly fitting shoes
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Paget’s disease of bone
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Plantar warts
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Raynaud’s disease
  • Reactive arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Septic arthritis
  • Stress fractures
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Tendinitis
  • Tumors

Physical Therapy for Ankle

Your ankle is a very complex and strong joint that can bear your weight in very dynamic and demanding situations. Sometimes injuries can occur through overuse or acute incidents. Some common areas of pain are the outside or inside of your ankle. Some common pathologies include but are not limited to:

 

  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Avulsion fracture
  • Broken ankle/broken foot
  • Bursitis
  • Gout
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteochondritis dissecans
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Pseudogout
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Reactive arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Septic arthritis
  • Sprained ankle
  • Stress fractures
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome

Physical Therapy Can Help!

 

Physical Therapy will be tailor fitted, to help regain strength on foot and/or ankle, with the use of evidence based exercises and mobility work, in and out of the clinic. The Therapy will be directed in re-educating your gait and helping any damaged collagen tissue to be rebuild, with strong and movement oriented restructuring. The ultimate goal will be to help the foot\and or ankle to get strong enough, to avoid any possible re-injury.

  • Management of pain and swelling
  • Training in use of assistive equipment (such as crutches)
  • Strengthening and stretching activities
  • Joint mobilization and manipulation
  • Soft tissue mobilization
  • Gait training activities
  • Balance training
  • Modalities such as Ultrasound and Electrical Stimulation
  • Specialized home exercise program
  • Patient education
Foot & Ankle Physical Therapy

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A physician prescription/referral isn’t necessary for insurance coverage

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Easy access, free parking, on RTD bus line

Boulder PFMC Office

695 South Broadway
Boulder, CO 80305
Phone: 303.402.9283
Fax: 303.494.1251 

Brighton PFMC Office

1093 E Bridge Street
Brighton, CO 80601
Phone: 303.655.9005
Fax: 303.655.0063