Foot and ankle pain can be caused by a wide variety of musculoskeletal problems including plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia, achilles rupture, broken ankle, bunion, achilles tendonitis, turf toe, and stress fracture.
Because so many different conditions can cause foot pain, it’s important to see a physical therapist -- such as Korina Galaraga -- for an evaluation.
When you injure your foot or ankle, you immediately increase the risk of reinjury by as much as 70%. Repeat injuries are less likely to heal fully and more likely to impact the function of your foot or ankle. For this reason, seeing a physical therapist, attending all of your physical therapy appointments, and following the recommendations you receive are critical for recovery.
While most conditions require medical treatment or physical therapy to heal completely, these measures can help reduce inflammation and pain and promote healing:
If you’re experiencing foot or ankle pain, it’s important to see a doctor or physical therapist right away. Your feet and ankles are under significant pressure, which can cause further injury to tendons, muscles, and joints if problems aren't addressed promptly.
Plus, your muscles and joints are complex and require a slow, purposeful rehabilitation that protects the injured area. Doing so prevents the buildup of scar tissue and strengthens supporting muscles.
Adding Korina Galaraga to your treatment team ensures you’re rehabilitated safely and can function at the same level as before.
Physical therapy focuses on treating the underlying condition rather than the symptoms. For example, when you experience foot pain, your Korina Galaraga alleviates your pain and identifies its cause to generate a long-term solution. Plus, physical therapy is safe and highly effective.
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