KC Physical Therapy
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist located in Murray Hill, New York, NY
We spend a lot of time on our feet. That's why foot pain can be so debilitating. At KC Physical Therapy, located in Murray Hill, New York, New York, our team develops physical therapy treatment plans that enhance healing, ease foot pain, and get you back on your feet as quickly as possible. Call to learn more, or book an appointment online today.
Foot Pain Q & A
What is foot pain?
Foot pain is defined as any pain in or near your foot. You may feel discomfort in your toes, heels, arches, insteps, ankles, or the soles of your feet, making it difficult to move around. You might even require a walking device such as a walker or cane if you have severe foot pain.
What causes foot pain?
Various factors can lead to foot pain, such as:
- Sprains and strains
- Bone spurs
- A broken or fractured foot, ankle, or toe
- Joint inflammation
- Nerve damage
- Rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis
- Older age
- Poor walking form or ill-fitting shoes
Based on what’s causing your foot pain, our team determines which physical therapy approach is most appropriate.
How does physical therapy relieve foot pain?
At KC Physical Therapy, our team uses various techniques to ease foot pain and speed up the healing process:
Rest, ice, and elevation
If your foot pain is due to a minor injury or surgery, simply resting your foot, applying ice to it for a few days, and elevating it may ease your pain. Our team lets you know if further action is necessary.
Strengthening and stretching exercises
OUr team might instruct you on certain strengthening and stretching exercises that can help a foot injury heal faster. She may use a TheraBand resistance band to improve strength and to increase your range of motion.
During myofascial release, our team applies pressure to stiff, tight myofascial tissue in your feet to relieve constricted muscles, reduce pain, and speed up healing.
OUr team can also use Kinesio Taping to treat foot pain. During this form of therapy, she applies flexible athletic tape to the injured area of your foot to reduce inflammation, offer extra support, and enhance healing.
In some cases, our team recommends a brace for your ankle or foot to ease pain during the healing process. Wearing a brace, especially during physical activity, helps improve your gait and prevent further damage.
When you’re ready to ease foot pain and get back on your feet, call KC Physical Therapy to book an appointment with us or schedule one online.