Does taking the stairs, making your commute to work, or walking from the parking lot to your destination make you feel a sense of dread? The amount of time we spend on our feet on any given day is extraordinary. If you are suffering from foot or ankle pain, your enjoyment and daily activities and lifestyle will be impacted. Multidisciplinary treatment plans, including Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, Massage Therapy, and Athletic Therapy have been proven to help with the rehabilitation of injured feet and ankles while providing relief for both acute and chronic pain. Contact Elite Physiotherapy Clinic, Progressive Sports Medicine, or Total Health Link today to speak with one of our licensed Doctors or Therapists and learn more about how our services can benefit you!
There are a variety of reasons why foot or ankle pain may occur, but our Burlington based team of Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Massage Therapists and Athletic Therapists can help you get back on your feet.
There are two main ways that foot and ankle pain can occur: suddenly, due to an acute injury, or over time, due to a chronic, underlying condition. According to the Mayo Clinic, some of the most common causes of foot pain and ankle pain include:
It is no secret that both your feet and ankles are very complex structures. They must work together in harmony in order to function at their optimal levels. According to the Arthritis Foundation, the ankle joint consists of three bones that all must interact with one another correctly, in addition to the various connective tissues that hold the assembly of the joint together.
However, it may come as a surprise that the foot is an even more complex part of the body than the ankle. The foot is comprised of approximately two dozen bones, 30 joints, and over 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Due to all the complicated structures that make up your feet and ankles, pain felt in those areas is extremely common. Whether your pain is mild or severe, serious limitations can be put on your daily life. At Elite Physiotherapy Clinic, Progressive Sports Medicine, and Total Health Link, we aim to fix that.
Our Burlington physiotherapy practice provides treatment for both acute and chronic foot and ankle pain. At your initial appointment, one of our physiotherapists will conduct a thorough examination in order to form a diagnosis regarding what is causing your pain. From there, they will create an individualized treatment plan for your specific needs.
Acute injuries are typically prescribed R.I.C.E treatments (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) for the first few days, in order to make sure that any swelling subsides before your treatment plan begins. After that, you can begin more specialized treatments.
If you are suffering from a chronic condition, you will begin with specialized physiotherapy treatments based on the needs of your condition. Our goal is to provide holistic healing and pain management so you can get back to your optimum physical function, with a decreased risk of sustaining future injuries.
Treatment plans include targeted stretches and exercises in order to strengthen the foot and ankle muscles, improve balance, and restore joint mobility. Additional treatment methods may include ice and heat therapies, manual therapy, balance boards, ultrasound, or laser therapy. Your Burlington physiotherapist will focus on easing your pain and boosting your circulation, which may include recommending lifestyle changes or orthotic footwear, in order to prevent more problems from occurring in the future.
If you are suffering from foot or ankle pain, don’t wait any longer for relief. Contact Elite Physiotherapy Clinic, Progressive Sports Medicine, or Total Health Link in Burlington, ON to schedule a consultation with one of our licensed physiotherapists and discuss how our services can help improve your mobility, comfort, and overall function. Get started on your first steps toward pain relief – kick your foot and ankle pain today with Elite Physiotherapy Clinic, Progressive Sports Medicine, and Total Health Link.