Empower PT . Staying Active & Avoiding Injury



Physical Therapy for Foot & Ankle Pain

Are you suffering from foot or ankle pain? Does it hurt worse in the morning when you first wake up? Do you feel off-balance or unstable when standing or walking?

If you answered “yes,” to any of these questions, you may benefit from physical therapy!

A sprain or strain to your ankle involves the overstretching or tearing of ligaments, tendons or connective tissue. They occur when a joint is forced beyond its normal range of motion, such as turning or rolling your ankle. Symptoms of sprains and strains include pain, swelling and difficulty putting weight on your foot. Foot and shin pain can come on from many different causes. The most common causes develop from changes in the way you walk, un-supportive footwear, long term standing, walking or running. Key to recovery is an early evaluation and treatment plan developed by a physical therapist.The therapists at Empower PhysicalTherapy will determine the cause of your problem and quickly decrease your pain. They will help you find the correct balance between strength and flexibility. This allows you to have pain free walking or running and return to activity as soon as possible.

Common foot and ankle conditions we treat:

• Sprain / Strain • Instability • Fractures • Plantar Fasciitis

• Achilles Tendonitis • Post-surgery Rehab for the Foot and Ankle

Try These Movements to Test Ankle Strength & Flexibility If you struggle to complete these movements, contact the clinic nearest you today to schedule an evaluation.

Ankle Eversion Lie on your side on a bed or table. Bend your ankle to the side, raising your toes towards the ceiling. Relax your foot back to the start position

Ankle Inversion Bend your ankles inwards. Relax your foot back to the start position in a controlled manner.


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