Foot pain can be very debilitating and affect your ability to do your usual daily activities. When patients are experiencing foot pain it can be sorted into one of two categories: acute injury or overuse injury. Acute injuries occur suddenly and the pain can be traced to a specific moment or event, such as bruises, broken bones, puncture wounds or torn ligaments or tendons. Overuse injuries are injuries brought on by repetitive motions, often from playing a sport or performing a specific work task. Examples of overuse injuries resulting in foot pain include plantar fasciitis, tendinitis, bursitis, and stress fractures.
Foot pain can also be due to other issues, such as dysfunction in the mechanics of the leg and trunk. As a result, our assessment and treatment process at A Step Ahead Physical Therapy is designed to understand the full scope of your health in order to give you the best possible chance of healing without additional injury or prolonged pain.