Foot Pain

Foot Pain services offered in Plano, TX

Foot Pain

Foot Pain services offered in Plano, TX

Foot pain is a common musculoskeletal problem, affecting up to one-third of older adults. At Rise Physical Therapy, a part of North Texas Orthopaedic & Spine in Plano, Texas, physical therapist Daniel Kaminski, PT, DPT, and his team specialize in treating foot and ankle pain with safe, effective, and minimally invasive measures. Whether you’re living with plantar fasciitis or recovering from an ankle sprain, physical therapy can help get you back on your feet. Call Rise Physical Therapy today to schedule foot pain treatment, or book your appointment online.

Foot Pain Q&A

When is foot pain something to worry about?

Each of your feet has 26 bones, 33 joints, and dozens of muscles and ligaments. These tissues support your upper body. They’re tough but undergo wear-and-tear daily, so it’s no wonder foot pain is such a common problem. 

Everyone experiences foot pain occasionally, but if your symptoms continue for more than a week and affect your routine, identifying the cause is crucial. 

What are some common causes of foot and ankle pain?

The Rise Physical Therapy team treats various things that cause foot and ankle pain, including:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Flatfeet 
  • High arches
  • Heel spurs
  • Morton’s neuroma (a harmless nerve tumor in the ball of the foot)
  • Foot and ankle arthritis
  • Ankle sprains
  • Ankle instability
  • Fractures (broken bones)
  • Soft tissue injuries, like bursitis and tendinitis

You might benefit from physical therapy if you suffer an overuse injury, like plantar fasciitis or a bone bruise.

When is physical therapy recommended for foot and ankle pain?

North Texas Orthopaedic & Spine refers you to Rise Physical Therapy if you have a foot or ankle problem that causes pain and inflammation. Often, non- and minimally invasive treatments prevent the problem from worsening and promote healing so you can return to your routine. 

What physical therapy treatments relieve foot and ankle pain?

The Rise Physical Therapy team offers various treatments to manage foot and ankle pain. Depending on your symptoms and their cause, they might suggest:

  • Range-of-motion (ROM) exercises
  • Dry needling to ease stiffness and promote blood flow
  • Massage therapy to reduce inflammation and encourage flexibility
  • Stretches
  • Strength training
  • Cupping therapy to relieve tension and draw blood to the affected area

The team typically recommends two or more of these treatments to achieve the best possible results. Attend each of your appointments, follow your physical therapist’s instructions, and don’t rush back into activity. 

How long does physical therapy for foot pain take?

The time it takes for physical therapy to relieve foot or ankle pain depends on your symptoms and the underlying cause. Rise Physical Therapy typically recommends bi-weekly sessions for the first month. Once your symptoms improve, they reevaluate your injury and adjust your treatment plan as needed.

Call Rise Physical Therapy today to schedule treatment for foot pain, or book your visit online.