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. Improper shoes and chronic effects from prior injuries can cause pain to persist, resulting in poor stability, lack of mobility, or lack of strength in the stabilizing foot 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. If this does not occur properly or the mechanics of the joint are not in good alignment, increased painful pressure occurs.
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, and back and can cause debilitating pain and mobility loss. With ankle pain and foot pain, there is a lot that needs to be evaluated first before deciding on the appropriate treatment regimen.
At Advantage Physical Therapy, our Fellowship-trained 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. We also 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.
Trust us to help you relieve your pain quickly and restore your normal walking / running activities. Call us today at Lexington, KY center to learn more about our ankle and foot pain program!
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