Foot injuries are a common source of pain. Ongoing foot pain may be a result of underlying conditions like arthritis. Injuries to the foot can occur while walking, running, jumping, or even because of a simple misstep or fall. Whatever the source, foot pain can be very painful and limit your ability to walk, run, play sports, or even stand to complete daily activities.
There are many forms of manual treatment with physical therapy that can help to provide foot pain relief. At Professional, our physical therapists are trained specialists in foot injuries and conditions, foot pain management, and effective pain relief treatment.
All About Your Feet
Given its intricate structure, it’s not surprising that many people suffer from pain in their feet at some point in their lives. The foot is made up of 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles, and numerous tendons.
Complex biomechanics keep all these parts in the right position and working together. It can be difficult to figure out the cause of foot pain, so identifying your symptoms and consulting a physical therapist is an important first step in getting back on your feet and finding long-lasting foot pain relief.
When Should I Seek Physical Therapy for My Foot Pain?
Because foot pain can show up in a variety of ways, it can be tricky to identify when it is time to seek medical attention. So, when is a good time to contact a physical therapist for pain in your feet? The answer: Any time! Our main goal is to improve your daily quality of life by providing physical therapy care that helps decrease your pain and increase your strength and mobility. No matter the severity of your foot pain, physical therapy is an effective way to find pain relief for a variety of injuries and conditions that can affect your feet and cause pain.
Figuring out the source of your foot pain is the first step to treating it. Addressing the issue as soon as possible is key to obtaining relief from foot pain and preventing potential future injuries or worsening symptoms. A good rule of thumb when experiencing foot pain is to seek attention as soon as you notice the pain, especially if it begins to interfere with your everyday activities. Professional’s physical therapists will discuss your concerns with you, examine the physical limitations caused by your foot pain, and create a plan to address and treat your pain.
Professional’s physical therapists work with you to address your specific needs and create a personalized treatment plan for your foot pain
Your pain could be caused by a medical condition like tendonitis or arthritis. Pain in your feet could be the result of underlying conditions in other parts of your body as well, such as the ankles or legs. Your feet are also very prone to painful injuries, brought on by playing sports, walking on uneven surfaces, or even wearing the wrong footwear.
Diagnosing and managing pain at an early stage can help limit symptoms in both time and severity. Below are common injuries and conditions that affect the feet. Click on the diagnoses below to see detailed information about how physical therapists at Professional treat these conditions:
Professional’s physical therapists use many techniques to find out what exactly the problem is and how we can put you on the best path to recovery. You may also be referred to physical therapy for foot pain by your physician after an X-Ray, Clinical Exam, or MRI. If a physician or surgeon has referred you to physical therapy for foot pain from an injury or ongoing condition, our PTs will work with you and information from your referring doctor to determine the make-up of your physical therapy plan. An initial physical evaluation to analyze the range of motion in your foot, limitations you have due to your pain, and any other signs and symptoms you may be experiencing help us establish a customized strategy toward foot pain relief.
Do you have foot pain?
Our physical therapists will diagnose your condition and customize an foot pain treatment plan just for you. We will work in an effective way to get you back on your feet, focused on your wellness before, during and after therapy.
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Insurances We Accept
Below is a condensed list of insurances we participate with throughout our network of physical therapy clinics. Find your particular provider below based on your area. For a complete listing of all insurance providers and individual plans by name: CLICK HERE FOR OUR FULL INSURANCE PAGE.
Amerihealth Caritas (effective date 4/27/2020 - NH)
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (NH)
Bardavon (Workers' Compensation – MA, NH)
BCBS Massachusetts (MA)
Commonwealth Care Alliance (MA)
Fallon Health (MA)
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (MA, NH)
Health New England (MA)
Magna Care (MA, NH)
Magna Comp (Workers' Compensation – MA, NH)
Martin’s Point Health Care (NH)
Mass General Brigham Health (Formerly AllWays Health Partners)
Massachusetts Health (Medicaid – MA)
Medicaid (MA, NH)
Medicare (MA, NH)
Med Risk (Workers' Compensation – MA)
ML Healthcare (NF – MA, NH)
No Fault (Various Carriers)
Omni Healthcare (MVA Lien – MA, NH)
One Call (Workers' Compensation – MA, NH)
SPNET (Workers' Compensation – MA, NH)
Streamline (Workers' Compensation – MA, NH)
TRICARE (MA, NH)
Tufts Cigna (MA)
Tufts Health Plan (MA, NH)
Tufts Medicare Advantage (MA)
Tufts Public (Medicaid – MA)
United Health Care (Optum – MA, NH)
WellSense Health (Formerly BMC – Boston Medical Center – MA)
Workers’ Compensation (Various Carriers)
What Are Common Foot Pain Symptoms?
Foot pain refers to any type of discomfort or pain in your feet. It’s important to recognize the onset of foot pain and address it as soon as possible. Common symptoms that can indicate a foot injury or condition include:
Swelling of the foot
Bruising of the foot
Numbness or tingling
Poor balance or instability
Difficulty moving your foot without pain
Difficulty walking without pain
Professional’s physical therapists are movement experts. If you are experiencing any symptoms of foot pain, contact us for an evaluation today!
Chronic Foot Pain Relief
Chronic foot pain is long-term, persistent pain and discomfort that could indicate severe conditions, such as tendonitis, arthritis, or plantar fasciitis. Foot pain often worsens over time, meaning that the longer you try to cope with the pain on your own, the more damage you may be causing. If you experience unshakeable foot pain, Professional’s experienced physical therapists are here to help.
Physical Therapy Treatment Techniques for Foot Pain
Physical therapists at Professional are experts at helping you manage your foot pain. Below are just a few of the physical therapy skills and techniques we use to treat chronic pain or rehabilitate you after an injury or surgery that affects your feet:
Health & Wellness Strategies
Sports Injury Rehabilitation
Foot Pain Relief After an Injury
If your foot pain is caused by an injury, muscle activation, mobility, and strength-building exercises are essential to the recovery process. A foot injury requires a period of rest. This time helps your foot heal, but also weakens it from underuse. Our certified physical therapists can guide you through a treatment plan targeting the parts of your foot that have weakened after a period of immobility. While pain in your foot is often treatable and preventable with ongoing physical therapy, serious conditions may require surgical intervention.
When surgery is unavoidable, research shows that physical therapy is a vital part of your road to recovery—both before and after your procedure. The stronger and more informed you are before surgery, the stronger and more assured you will be afterward. Before a surgery to address foot pain caused by severe conditions or injuries, physical therapy allows you to strengthen your muscles, educate yourself on what to expect post-surgery, and develop a home exercise routine to prepare for the journey ahead. Post-surgery physical therapy may feel similar, with treatment targeted toward regaining strength, mobility, and flexibility to help you heal properly and recover most effectively.
Committed to Providing Foot Pain Relief
When it comes to relieving your foot pain, we ensure that our treatment is comprehensive, manageable, and customized to fit your specific symptoms and concerns. Our physical therapists are trained specialists in foot injuries, foot pain management, and pain relief for the feet. We don’t just help you treat your foot pain one time and send you on your way. Our PTs make sure to educate you on the how and why of your foot pain and put you on a path to ongoing wellness and prevention of more serious conditions. No matter the cause of your foot pain, Professional’s physical therapists will collaborate with you to create and facilitate a safe and effective treatment plan.
We provide treatments for foot pain relief from our physical therapy clinics throughout Manhattan NYC, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. Fill out the form above, or contact a clinic near you to speak with a Professional Physical Therapist and foot pain specialist today.
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