Physical Therapy for Foot Pain
Foot pain is a common problem faced by many individuals and can be the result of a variety of different problems. In addition to being common, foot pain can be debilitating as it can limit an individual’s ability to walk, stand or perform daily activities.
Symptoms of foot injuries may include:
- Numbness and tingling in the foot
- Difficulty walking
- Poor balance
How We Treat Foot Pain
Physical therapy can be very effective to help improve strength, flexibility, balance, and gait as well as to reduce pain levels. A physical therapist will complete a comprehensive evaluation aimed at determining the underlying cause of your foot pain and will create a customized program to address your needs. This examination may include screening the entire lower quarter as often these can be contributing to your foot pain. Services for foot pain may include:
- Manual therapy
- Modalities (heat, ice, ultrasound, iontophoresis, electrical stimulation)
- Strengthening exercises
- Flexibility exercises
- Orthotic management
- Balance training
- Gait training
*Services are not available at all locations. Call or click the city page near you for that center’s services.
What to Expect
Every patient has a unique health history, diagnosis and personal goals. When you come for your first appointment, we will create a personalized treatment plan for you.
We work with most major insurance providers and do our best to help keep the paperwork pain-free. If you’d like to confirm your insurance coverage, please let us know and we can verify when you schedule. If your insurance provider requires a co-pay, we will ask for this payment at each visit. We accept payments by cash, check or credit card.
When to Arrive
On average, a patient’s first visit lasts about an hour. We typically ask patients to arrive 15 minutes early to sign-in, complete paperwork and/or change clothes.
What to Bring
On your first visit, you’ll need to bring your physician referral or prescription (if needed), your insurance card, your primary registration forms, your ID or driver’s license and your co-payment (as applicable). If desired, you may bring a change of clothing.
How it Works
During your first visit, your physical therapist will do an initial evaluation and discuss your plan of care. The therapist uses this information to set goals for your continued treatment. Physical therapy goals may include improved movement, strength, endurance and flexibility, as well as decreased pain. Your subsequent visits will focus on treatment that is based on your diagnosis and individualized goals.