An Introduction to the Foot & Ankle
Your feet are made up of 26 bones and over 100 ligaments, muscles, and tendons that support weight bearing and mobility.
About the Foot & Ankle
Your foot is connected to the lower part of your leg at your ankle joint. These two body parts are essential for everyday functions such as balance, force distribution, and shock absorption.
Common Causes of Foot & Ankle Pain
An ankle sprain is one of the most common injuries to the foot and ankle, especially among athletes.
Other causes of foot and ankle pain include:
- Tendonitis/Muscle strain
- Repetitive overuse
Overview of Treatment Plans for the Foot & Ankle
Your specific foot and ankle injury will determine the treatment plan your physical therapist develops. Common methods of treatment include manual therapy, specific stretching and strengthening exercises, and balance/priorpioception re-education.