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Physical Therapy: Benefits for Healing

It’s very frustrating when you can’t do the things you enjoy or even carry out necessary daily tasks. This can be the situation with a foot injury—a hindrance that can make going to the mailbox or taking a shower difficult. Our feet and ankles are so intricately designed, and we often don’t realize the incredible job they do day in and day out until there is a problem. While they are able to bear vast amounts of weight and force and enable us to perform all kinds of activities, they are susceptible to injury like any other part of our body.

When an injury happens, most people are concerned about how quickly they can get back on their feet. All too often, the recovery process is cut short, which can compromise the healing process and lead to further injury. Physical therapy is a conservative treatment option that we use at Dallas Podiatry works to reduce pain and promote healing after an injury.
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Physical Therapy For Feet

There are numerous types of injuries and conditions that affect the foot and ankle. Physical therapy is a very effective conservative form of treatment during the recovery phase after an injury. It helps ease the pain and discomfort of chronic conditions and can even prevent future problems. It is most often implemented after enough healing has taken place and your bones, joints, muscles, and tissues can handle being manipulated. The goal of physical therapy is to help you return to your daily activities and regain a healthy, active lifestyle.

Depending on the nature and severity of your condition or injury, we will create a plan that is tailored to your needs and lifestyle. The exercises and motions will vary from person to person, but the four main areas of focus are: increase or restore range of motion, improve flexibility, improve strength, and alleviate discomfort. Strength and flexibility are key areas, as strong muscles will support the joints in your foot and ankle and flexible muscles are less susceptible to injury. A rehabilitation plan may include exercises for flexibility, stability, balance, coordination, and range of motion. We may also implement the use of massage, electrical stimulation, mobilization, heat, and cold. Some of the more common foot problems that often greatly benefit from this type of treatment include plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia, ankle sprains, Achilles tendonitis or rupture, high arches, and flat feet.

A Plan and Patience

The foot and ankle experts at Dallas Podiatry Works will determine how to best treat your injury. With physical therapy, you will be provided with a list of exercises that target specific joints, muscles, or ligaments. The time frame is different for each person, depending on how severe his or her symptoms are. The key for a successful outcome is patience. Just as a cake needs an appropriate baking time before it is done, an injury needs time to heal. If you are athletic and get back in the game before adequate healing takes place, the structures within your foot or ankle may not be able to handle the pressure. Being patient while the physical therapy works to restore your strength, endurance, and range of motion is the true recipe for success.

If you have sustained an injury to your foot or ankle or are living with chronic pain that only seems to be getting worse, don’t ignore it. We can provide treatment that will work and get you back on your feet. Contact Dr. Joel W. Brook, Dr. David R. Northcutt, Dr. Irene Arroyo and Dr. John Baca for an appointment today. You can reach our office in Dallas, TX at (972) 566-7474 or in Plano, TX at (972) 943-3323.

"I did 3 EPAT treatments and it gave me tremendous relief from my plantar fasciitis. I highly recommend this for anyone who is dealing with PF. Also, the physical therapist Dr. Brook sent me too is fantastic. I am definitely on the mend and so glad I did EPAT."- All H. 5 star
"Dr Northcutt is a fantastic physician. My first surgery with him (although painful), went very well. A couple of issues (with his staff) needed to be corrected, I appreciated his calm and professional demeanor and he corrected those issues promptly. He sets the bar high (the mark of a great physician), and that is the key reason why I'm coming back to him to correct my other foot. I would highly recommend him."- She B. 5 star
"The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of care."- Joseph B. 5 star
"My experience was a good one from pre-op to post -op. I saw the doctor right before my surgery.He explained the process to me and my husband. The recovery nurse was great. It was neither crowded or chaotic as some day surgery centers. My foot is doing well as I follow instructions. I look forward to my one week progress visit!"- Patricia T.5 star
"I had dealt with a painful foot problem for five months and had seen three different Doctors before seeing an article in D Magazine about Dr. Joel Brook. Dr. Brook took one look at my foot, explained the causes for my pain and set me up on a successful treatment plan. He is very knowledgeable, thorough and exhibits a caring attitude. I highly recommend him."- Ginger W. 5 star
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