Foot Pain Relief and Ankle Pain Relief Lansing, Okemos & Dewitt, MI

Foot & Ankle Pain

Our feet and ankles do a lot of work. They absorb the shock impact of all of the steps, stumbles and heavy jogging strikes that put on them. In fact, the lower part of our body is such a complex interplay of bones, tendons and joints that it shouldn’t be a surprise when some sort of problem eventually shows up. It is important to know that both a very active lifestyle and an extremely sedentary one can lead to foot and ankle pain, and aging is often a common factor.

With the legs’ tibia and fibula bones coming together at the ankle and arching over the foot’s talus bone, problems in your feet can influence ankle pain and vice versa. It also puts stress on your knees and throws off hip and spine alignment. For that reason, the number of problems addressed by physical therapy relating to feet and ankles is fairly substantial. Conditions include:

  • Balance and mobility issues
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Sprained ankles
  • Collapsed arches
  • Non-specific foot pain
  • Arthritis of foot and ankle
  • Sports injuries
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation

Physical Therapy

Our dedicated team of physical therapists are trained to evaluate what you will need to work on, based on existing medical information. Our physical therapists will also evaluate your walk and your ability to move your feet and ankles in various positions. Because so many foot and ankle issues stem from inflammation, causing a kind of seizing-up effect, much of physical therapy will likely focus on simple movements that encourage flexibility and range of motion. In addition, if your ankles aren’t able to properly support your weight, strengthening exercises might also be an important part of your therapy. Our team will also teach you how to improve your posture when walking and running, if gait issues are resulting from or even causing your foot and ankle pain.