Physical Therapy for Foot Pain or Ankle Pain

Your feet and your ankles are complex mechanical structures that must work together in harmony in order to function at their optimal levels. The Arthritis Foundation states that the ankle joint consists of three bones that all must interact with one another correctly, along with the various connective tissues that hold the assembly of the joint together.

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What cause pain in Foot or Ankle?

Foot and ankle pain can occur suddenly due to an acute injury, or it can develop over time in relation to a chronic, underlying condition. There can be several explanations for long-term pain in and around the feet such as:

1.Badly fitting footwear.


3.Inflammatory arthritis.

4.Connective tissue diseases.

5.Poor blood circulation.

6.Nerve damage.

Pain in the ankle can result from several injuries and conditions. Some of the most common injuries that cause ankle pain include: 


2. Fractures




6.Flat foot



Types of Foot Pain or Ankle pain

Injury, overuse or conditions causing inflammation involving any of the bones, ligaments or tendons in the foot can cause foot pain.

There are many different types of Foot pain may include: 

1.Plantar Fasciitis. 

2.Posterior Tibia Tendonitis. 

3.Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. 




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Ankle pain can have causes that aren’t due to underlying disease. Examples include poorly fitting footwear such as ski boots and high heels, sprains, strains, overuse, lack of use, or trauma.There are many types of Ankle pain that may include:

1.Achilles tendinitis.

2.Achilles tendon rupture.

3.Avulsion fracture.

4.Broken foot.

5.Bursitis (joint inflammation)

6.Gout (arthritis related to excess uric acid)

7.Osteoarthritis (disease causing the breakdown of joints)

8.Osteochondritis dissecans.

Diabetes affects the nerves and blood vessels and blood flow throughout the whole body, including the legs and feet. People with diabetes need to check their feet regularly to identify sores or wounds on their feet before complications develop. In addition, they will need to see a podiatrist to help manage diabetes-related foot problems.

Symptoms that occur with Foot pain

The symptoms of foot pain vary depending on the cause. Symptoms may only last for a few hours, or can be persistent. 

Common symptoms  may include: 

1.Pain in the foot or surrounding areas 

2.Joint pain 

3.Radiating pain 

4.Reduced stability 

5.Reduced balance 

6.Difficulty with everyday tasks 

7.Pain with certain footwear. 

Preventing Foot pain 

All people can take some steps to avoid getting Foot pain, though. There are many ways to prevent and support our Foot against any Pain and Injury. 

1.Avoid shoes with high heels and narrow toe areas.

2.Maintain a healthy weight.

3.Stretch your toes before engaging in vigorous exercise.


5. Wearing appropriate  footwear  specially when you’re outdoors to protect your feet.

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