Ankle and Foot Pain In Grand Rapids

Do you find activities like walking or standing for long periods challenging due to persistent ankle and foot pain? Is the discomfort affecting your ability to move comfortably or causing issues when trying to put weight on your foot? Foot and ankle pain can stem from various causes such as injury, overuse, or conditions like plantar fasciitis. Luckily, physical therapy offers effective natural methods to manage this discomfort, aiming to improve mobility without the need for surgical intervention. Are you interested in exploring how physical therapy could potentially alleviate your foot or ankle discomfort? Also, are there specific movements or times of day that seem to worsen your foot or ankle pain?”

Dr. Tyler using a IASTM on a patient’s foot to help with plantar fascitis.

Why Do I have Ankle and Foot Pain?

  • Ligament Sprain
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Gait Abnormalities
  • Post Op
  • Turf Toe
  • Lis Frank Injury
  • Bone Spur
  • Bone Bruise

Anatomy of My Foot & Ankle

Consider the foot and ankle as a sophisticated structure comprised of essential components: the intricate network of bones in the foot, including the heel bone (calcaneus), the talus, and the various metatarsal and phalangeal bones. These elements work in harmony to provide support and facilitate movement, much like a finely tuned mechanism. Additionally, the surrounding ligaments and tendons act as stabilizers and propellers, akin to the intricate mechanics of a pulley system, allowing for activities like walking, running, and balance. Understanding this structure sheds light on the intricate mechanics involved in the foot and ankle’s functionality, emphasizing the interplay of various elements in supporting mobility and stability.”

Image of someone rubbing their foot with redness around the heel

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“Received treatment for pain in my Achilles tendon so bad that I could not walk at times. I was unable to do anything physically active for weeks. The treatment program from Tyler isolated and addressed the cause of the problem rather than just treat the symptom. Tyler gave me simple exercises and dry needling treatment to get me back to being fully active again.“
Scott Gerhardt