If you've ever experienced a sprained ankle, you can appreciate just how much we depend on our feet and ankles. 100% or more of our body weight is borne by our feet thousands of times a day when we walk, stand, or run. According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, most Americans log an amazing 75,000 miles on their feet by the time they reach age 50.
Working with your referring physician or podiatrist, our licensed, experienced physical therapists create customized therapy programs to address pain and discomfort in the various parts of the foot, ankle and Achilles tendons. Following foot or ankle surgery, our physical therapist can help to decrease post surgical pain, regain range of motion, restore normal strength and get you walking without a limp.
Depending on your specific needs, we may also evaluate the fit of your shoes for proper foot support, particularly in cases of flat or high arches and, at times, the use of orthotics (custom shoe inserts) may also be recommended to help in the course of your treatment.
The plantar fascia is a fibrous structure on the bottom of our foot that connects the heel to the base of the toes. It provides support and shock absorption. Plantar fasciitis, a common foot ailment, is the inflammation of that fibrous structure caused by repetitive use, overload, or abnormal mechanics. See our Plantar Fasciitis Strengthening Tips.
Our goal here at RCI is to help get you back on your feet - safely, and pain free. Contact us to learn more about what foot therapy can do for you. We'll be more than happy to answer any questions you may have or schedule an appointment with one of our physical therapists.