Foot/ankle pain

Plantar Fasciitis

This is inflamed and irritation of the fascia (thick connective tissue on bottom of foot). This is often worse first thing in the morning due to immobility at night. This is often a condition that seems to linger due to the fact that it is nearly impossible to completely rest this tissue due to walking. Typically the pain is in the entire bottom of the foot often times most problematic near the bottom of the arch of the foot.

Heel Spur

Pain associated with a spur causing irritation of the surrounding tissue. Heel spurs are typically formed in the anterior (front) portion of the calcaneus (heel of foot). Conservative care does not remove the spur but aims at removing the chronic inflammation and pain associated with the spur.

Sprains & Strains

Most common sprains are inversion sprains, which causes a stretching of soft tissue on the outside of the ankle. It is imported to get these areas corrected to restore proper biomechanics, reduce scar tissue formation, and to re-establish proprioception (position sense) of the joint. Many times due to change in gait untreated soft tissue injury can lead to improper biomechanics and pain in other regions of the body.