Relief from Ankle & Foot Pain
“I sprained my ankle and it was not getting any better. After 4 weeks it was still swollen and painful. My co-worker told me about VPT. During my assessment they found that I had a tiny piece of cartilage broke off. They gave me exercises to do. I can now run and jump with no pain!” – Kristen M. (Salt Lake City, UT)
Proper treatment must start with a precise diagnosis.
VPT’s corner stone is our advanced evaluation. Rather than relying on a general diagnosis, every patient receives a Mechanical Assessment to uncover the root cause of symptoms. All our physical therapists are Certified in Mechanical Diagnosis to assure that every patient receives the highest level of care.
Causes of Foot & Ankle Pain:
1. Ligament tear
3. Joint derangement – cartilage
4. Poor alignment
5. Referred from the spine
8. Joint dysfunction – tight tissue
9. Other: non-mechanical
What to Expect on your Initial Virtual Visit for Foot & Ankle Pain.
Over 40% of isolated extremity symptoms are referred from the spine. Every VPT evaluation starts with ruling out the spine to assure that your symptoms are not incorrectly blamed on the location where symptoms are felt. Your clinician will start by reviewing your past medical history and then ask questions about your symptoms, including what aggravates and relieves. A mechanical assessment will be performed and this includes assessing your baseline range of motion and quality of movement along with any pain and limitations. Spinal movements will be assessed to see if they have any effect of your baseline symptoms. Next your clinician will perform repeated movements of the affect joint and analyze any affect that these moments have on your baseline symptoms. This thorough assessment will reveal any mechanical problems in your wrist and hand and the surrounding soft tissue.
After your clinician completes this in depth evaluation, they will educate you on how you can treat yourself and provide you with an individualized exercise program.
Foot & Ankle Injuries that We Treat:
1. Ankle sprains
2. Plantar Fasciitis
3. Achilles Tendonitis
4. Tendonitis / tendinopathy
5. Subluxation / dislocation
If you’re suffering from ankle/foot pain, be sure to contact us to learn how we can help you. Our physical therapists are experienced and knowledgeable. Our goal is to eliminate your pain and get you on the path to recovery so that you can resume your regular daily activities. Contact Us