At Oasis Physical Therapy, our 99338 physical therapy office offers you a refuge from pain, including foot pain. You no longer need to suffer when our expert staff of physical and massage therapists can help you. Whether your pain is caused by a recent injury or has been a constant part of your life, we can make you feel better. We recognize that there are three causes of pain: injury, pathology (disease), and persistent pain. When there is an injury, tissues, such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, and discs, are damaged or disrupted by sprains, strains, tears, or herniations, and are in need of repair. The role of your physical therapist is to prevent further injury and promote healing. Physical therapists determine when and how it is appropriate to get you moving again. More common pathologies are chronic, degenerative conditions like arthritis, osteoporosis, spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis, or other disorders such as diabetes and obesity, that require a safe and effective exercise approach. Our physical therapists combine specialized knowledge of these conditions with advanced understanding and application of exercise principles to help you manage or reverse such problems.
The complex design of the ankle makes it a very stable and strong joint. It can withstand 1.5 times an individual’s body weight when walking, and up to eight times the body weight when running. Normal ankle function is necessary for a smooth and effortless gait. Any conditions or injuries that disturb the normal function of the ankle can make activities painful and difficult. Arthroscopic ankle surgery is a minimally invasive procedure used to diagnose and treat a wide range of ankle problems. It can be useful in treating a variety of intra-articular conditions such as those caused by trauma, degenerative changes, inflammatory conditions, neoplastic conditions, as well as investigating the source of unexplained ankle symptoms. Because of its minimally invasive nature, ankle arthroscopy can most often be performed as an outpatient surgery. It is also generally associated with faster rehabilitation times than that which follows an open surgery. If you have ankle pain, our 99338 physical therapy office is the place to go.
The most common causes of foot and ankle pain are Achilles tendonitis, stress fractures, bunions, plantar fasciitis, and hammertoe. Achilles tendonitis and stress fractures are overuse injuries commonly associated with sports related activities. Bunions are formed by the expansion of tissue and bone on the base of the big toe, often leading to severe foot deformity. Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain caused by the inflammation of the plantar fascia ligament. Most often affecting the little toe, hammertoe is the inward bending and stiffening of the toe joint due to an imbalance in the surrounding muscles and ligaments. Additional sources of foot and ankle pain include: ankle sprains and instability, fractures of the ankle and foot, and arthritis of the foot and ankle. To treat your foot pain, come in to our 99338 physical therapy office for an appointment today and we’ll get you back on your feet in no time.