A foot or ankle issue can make you painfully aware of every minute spent on your feet. Before you know it, you can find yourself giving up your favorite athletic or recreational activities, parking as close as possible to every entrance, and evaluating any and all potential plans based on how long you'll have to stand. Fortunately, you don't have to let stubborn foot or ankle pain dictate your every move. Help is available.
Whether you're eager to resume an active lifestyle or simply desperate to stand without suffering, Creekside Physical Therapy offers individualized rehabilitation to help you kick pain to the curb. Here's what you should know if you're considering making an appointment with one of the skilled therapists at either of our two state-of-the-art Portland physical therapy clinics.
Foot and Ankle Conditions We Treat
We provide personalized rehabilitation for a wide variety of painful foot and ankle conditions. Here are just a few of the common foot and ankle issues we treat.
- Sprains. When ligaments in the foot or ankle stretch or tear, painful strains and sprains can result. In addition to moderate to severe pain in the affected foot or ankle, these injuries can also cause swelling and bruising. While some sprains recover with rest, others require physical therapy.
- Article: What To Do After An Ankle, Foot or Toe Sprain: Learn about sprains, what to do if you sprain your foot, ankle or toe and how physical therapy can help.
- Achilles tendonitis. Problems with the Achilles tendon, which runs down the back of the leg and connects the main calf muscle to the heel bone, is a common cause of persistent foot and ankle pain. Overuse or a sudden increase in activity can cause the tendon to stretch, tear, or rupture.
- Plantar fasciosis and plantar fasciitis. Deterioration of the plantar fascia, the ligament that connects the toes to the heel, can cause a painful condition known as plantar fasciosis. Stretching or tearing of the plantar fascia can cause another painful problem: plantar fasciitis. We offer a number of successful interventions for these common foot pain causes.
- Article: Understanding Plantar Fasciitis: Learn more about the causes and structures involved with plantar fasciitis. This is a deeper dive into the details!
- Article: 4 Practical Tips to Decrease Plantar Fasciitis Pain: Top tips to decrease your plantar fasciitis pain on your own. Learn about stretches, strengthening exercises and shoewear to decrease your pain.
- Broken bones and stress fractures. Broken bones in the feet or ankles are often caused by trauma, repetitive impacts, or sustained stress. Additionally, the bones in the feet can be subject to incomplete hairline breaks, known as stress fractures, which can also be quite painful.
- Arthritis. This chronic inflammatory condition can affect the small joints in the feet and ankles. There are three kinds of arthritis that commonly affect the lower legs: osteoarthritis, caused by wear and tear of the joints; rheumatoid arthritis, which is an autoimmune disease; and gout, a complex form of arthritis that causes excess uric acid to crystallize and deposit in the joints.
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome. This painful condition occurs when the posterior tibial nerve that goes from the ankle to the foot becomes pinched or compressed as it travels through the tarsal tunnel. Tarsal tunnel syndrome can also cause tingling or numbness.
In addition to the above conditions, foot and ankle pain can also be caused by overuse, physical trauma, weak muscles, and biomechanical abnormalities. Lifestyle factors like improper or poorly fitting footwear can also be a factor. Whatever the cause, our specialists can help you safely work toward your movement and athletic goals.
Individualized Rehabilitation for Painful Foot and Ankle Conditions
Don't let pain stand in your way a single day longer. The team at Creekside Physical Therapy is here for you. Helping you reduce pain, improve movement, and gain confidence is important to us. When you come to us for treatment, we thoroughly assess your injuries and work with you to create an individualized rehabilitation plan that's as unique as you are. As you progress, so does your plan so that you're always receiving the best practice interventions for your current stage of treatment.
Schedule an Appointment
Call us at 503-245-5710 or complete our online contact form to schedule an appointment with a physical therapist at one of our state-of-the-art Portland clinics.