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Foot, Ankle, And Heel Pain

End Your Foot, Ankle and Heel Pain, Naturally – Without Surgeries, Pain Pills Or Steroid Injections

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When you have foot, ankle, or heel pain, it can significantly affect your quality of life. Lots of the patients we see have had to give up something they love – like running, hiking, playing sports, or training in the gym. Instead, they're forced to stay home nursing the pain.

But what’s causing your pain? Why have you suddenly gone from fit, active, and healthy to immobile and piling on the pounds? That’s the question that most of our patients want us to answer.

With feet and ankles, the site of your pain gives us clues on the cause of the pain. For instance, if you have stabbing pain in the heels and more intense pain when you take your first few steps in the morning. It could be plantar fasciitis – a condition caused by damage to the plantar fascia (that connects your heel to your toes).

Another condition that affects the heels is Achilles tendinitis – a painful condition that we usually see in runners. Another cause of foot, heel, and ankle pain is overuse and improper footwear. But they are just a few of the issues that can affect the feet, heels, and ankle.

That’s why even if your pain doesn’t feel too severe, you should still consult a Physical Therapist to locate the source of your pain and prevent future problems.

We know how debilitating foot and ankle pain can be – and how it can keep you from taking part in sports and doing all the things you love. Sometimes, it feels like the pain is getting better, so you try a gentle run, but the pain comes right back with a vengeance, and you must limp back home.

Often, Foot and Ankle Pain keeps you awake at night, too, which only makes the pain and stiffness even worse the next day. It’s a vicious cycle of pain, insomnia, stress, and anxiety. You can't play sports, socialize, or do much at all anymore because the pain, lack of sleep, and limited mobility make you angry, irritable, and anti-social.

Don’t worry. You’re not alone. Foot and Ankle Pain is one of the most common pain problems we see at Focus Physical Therapy. But, things can only (and will) get better. We help patients just like you beat low back pain all the time.

All these patients ask us the same questions:

Why Me?”...

“Why Do I Still Have Foot & Ankle Pain After 6 Months?”...

or

“Why Hasn’t It Gone Away?”

We get it. It’s tempting to ignore Foot and Ankle Pain and hope and pray it'll go away. But guess what? It rarely does. Most of the time, it gets much, much worse. If you've been in pain for more than a week already, the chances of your Foot and Ankle Pain resolving on its own are slim. In our experience, things can and do get much worse if you leave it to chance.

Have you had Foot, And Ankle Pain for seven days or more?

You've probably already seen a medical doctor if you answered yes to this question. Right? But they sent you away with a prescription for Advil, rest, and more days off work, along with a half-hearted invitation to come back and see them if things don’t improve.

In fact, you’ve probably already been back to see your MD because you’re STILL in pain, and they gave you an even stronger prescription for pain pills and more unhelpful advice to rest and take it easy. Except you can't take it easy because you're in pain, and you want your life back – the life you loved before the pain started.

Does that sound about right?

As Physical Therapists who successfully treat Foot and Ankle Pain every day, we find this scenario incredibly frustrating. We know that you don’t have to waste your life in pain –popping pain pills just to get through the day - suffering the negative health consequences. There is so much more we can do. Don’t wait. This advice is counter-productive and can lead to more severe problems further down the line.

But why am I still in pain?

There are so many potential reasons why your back pain is lasting so long. But the most important thing we want to say is don't look to the internet or your friends and relatives for a diagnosis. So many people online and in our social circles like to offer unsolicited medical advice. But, in most cases, it isn't credible – sometimes even dangerous, and it's usually based on their experience, not your specific set of symptoms and medical history.

You’re probably jumping to conclusions yourself about the source of your Foot or Ankle Pain – especially if it isn't something obvious like an injury. But, then, you're blaming yourself – for that time, you wore improper footwear and walked across town or went too hard too soon. Or maybe it’s just your age, right? Perhaps you're too old for running?

But the actual cause could just be tight fascia that developed gradually over time due to overuse and lack of stretching and mobility exercises. So we help you find the root cause – so you can stop guessing.

Are you still wondering why your foot and ankle pain is lasting so long?

Here are Our Top 6 Reasons Why Your Feet and Ankles Still Hurt....

  • You ignored it and hoped it would get better. Nope, it got worse.
  • You followed your MD's advice to "rest and take Advil." Now, you have a stomachache from the pills, and the bed rest made your lower back muscles even stiffer.
  • Your old Aunt, work buddy, or a well-meaning healthcare professional said, “it's natural for everything to hurt when you get older." So, you sucked it up and got on with it as best you could.
  • You tried generic back stretching exercises you found on YouTube. But they didn't help, and your lower back pain worsened.
  • You tried new training shoes, insoles, and many other weird and wonderful quick fixes that you saw advertised online. But all they did was leave a big dent in your checking account.
  • You tried herbal muscle rubs, ice packs, heating pads, foam rollers, and magnesium spray. But you got a rash, ruined your bedsheets, AND lost hundreds of dollars.

Do any of those sound familiar? If so, you’re a perfect candidate for physical therapy, and it's likely we can make a positive difference to your symptoms and get you out of pain quickly. So, why not start with a free call with one of our foot and ankle specialists? Chat through your pain issues and get some advice on what to do and where to turn next. We can help you.

Just click the link to book your complimentary call with one of the Focus Physical Therapy Team. Don’t worry. There is zero financial investment required on your part and absolutely no obligation to book treatment after the call. We’re just here to connect you with the help you need.

But What Can I Do To Ease My Foot & Ankle Pain Now?

If you want instant advice on what to do to ease your foot and ankle pain, here are the action steps we recommend:

  • First up, make a promise to yourself to get help. It's not going to get better on its own, so don't wait another six months– things could be much worse by then. You’ll wish you got it fixed sooner. Instead, commit now to booking a Free Consultation with us to find the root cause of your pain.
  • Next (if your foot & ankle pain is mild enough to do so), we recommend you start a daily practice of therapeutic stretching exercises. However, it’s no good just picking a video on YouTube. You need to do the right exercises for your specific complaint, your current mobility level, and your presenting set of symptoms. For that, you need an evaluation by a physical therapist so they can prescribe a set of exercises for you – to prevent further injury or a worsening of your symptoms.
  • Get movingOne of the worst things you can do for foot and ankle pain or other chronic pain is to be inactive. If you don't regularly move throughout the day, all your muscles and fascia (connective tissues) become stiff and rigid, worsening the pain. So instead, take a daily 30-minute walk outdoors. Keep your body moving and ensure that detoxifying and anti-inflammatory blood and oxygen flow freely to your feet and ankles and the rest of your body.
  • Get Physical Therapythe standout and scientifically-proven way to treat foot and ankle pain is with physical therapy. We help you reduce pain and improve the movement and function of your foot and ankle region, and your body as a whole. So you can feel fitter, more fluid, and able to get back to sports, socializing, and whatever else you love doing.

So, what are you waiting for? If you would like to learn more about how the Focus Physical Therapy team can help you get out of pain quickly and leave you feeling better than you have in years, we recommend you come visit us at one of our Louisville clinics for a 100% free Foot, Heel, and Ankle Pain Consultation.

Don't forget. There is no hard-sell afterward. We're not here for that. We just want to connect you with the right help for your low back pain. If that's us, great. We're more than happy to refer you to the right specialist if it's not. But we're confident we'll be able to help you and find the root cause of your foot and ankle pain, often within 20 minutes.

How We Get Rid of Your Foot, Heel, And Ankle Pain

When you choose physical therapy at Focus Physical Therapy, this is what you get:

  • First, we quickly identify the source of your pain and explain how we'll fix it.
  • We know you probably haven’t been sleeping and that the pain has been stealing your energy. But as early as after your first session, you can look forward to sleeping soundly through the night again.
  • We don't just fix the problem and send you on your way. Instead, we educate you on posture and therapeutic exercises to do at home to prevent the problem from reoccurring in the future.
  • We help you ditch the health-sabotaging pain pills by treating the root cause of your low back pain. We don’t just mask the symptoms. We fix the problem at the source.
  • We keep you off the surgeon's table and prevent you from ever needing invasive treatment, opioid painkillers, or painful injections.
  • We also keep you out of the doctor’s office, so you don’t need to keep going back for prescription meds. You won’t need them anymore.
  • We help you get your life back without canceling plans because your lower back is hurting again. Instead, you'll be the one making plans.

Are you ready to say goodbye to foot and ankle pain?

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“Find Out How People Just Like You, Came to Focus Physical Therapy - and Left Happier and Much Healthier!”

Please enjoy watching stories of other people with foot, ankle, heel or other pain just like you who came to see the physical therapy team at Focus Physical Therapy - and left much healthier and happier:

Erin

Erin

Plantar Fasciitis

They've given me the ability to exercise and focus on myself and make sure that my body is in the best shape that it can be as far as function and motor goes. It’s probably one of the greatest gifts. Having to operate in pain is not fun and they help take that away.

Jay

Jay

Shin Splints Plantar Fasciitis

I enjoyed the flexibility and hands-on approach [at Focus]. I really appreciated how professional the team was, but more importantly I appreciated how quickly they were able to identify what the issue was and get to work.

Holly

Holly

Knee Pain

He always wants to make sure you're where you want to be and doing what you want to be doing. That's been the biggest things for me. He gets just as much excitement from seeing you improve as you do. He truly, truly cares.

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