We’ve all been there…you find an amazing pair of shoes, wear them out all day, then discover the hard way that they kill your feet. You might remember the Friends episode “The One With Monica’s Boots”, can you relate?
We don’t often think about our feet as being one of the most important parts of our body for providing stability, shock absorbsion, and propulsion during every weight bearing activity, but pain in your feet or ankles can physically limit you from doing other activities.
Foot and ankle pain can develop after a significant or abrupt change in activities, by standing on a certain surface too long, or by wearing shoes that aren’t necessarily the best for your feet. Pain can also develop after prolonged neglect to your feet including wearing old, worn, or uncomfortable shoes, ignoring pain or swelling, and performing repetitive activities without stretching.
The thing about foot and ankle pain, is that you don’t have to live with it forever. Physical therapists can help identify the cause of your pain and show you ways to reduce your symptoms, getting you back to your normal activities. Treatment options could include stretching, strengthening, balance training, massage, shoe recommendations, and orthotics.
If you are experiencing pain in your feet or ankles, give us a call. One of our therapists will gladly help you regain the freedom to live and walk pain free.