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Is Discomfort Impacting Walking Routines?

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When was the last time you could go for a run, walk your kids to the bus stop or go shopping without experiencing nagging foot or ankle pain? If you or someone you know is experiencing foot/ankle pain, know that you are not alone. Approximately one-fourth of the population is affected by foot/ankle problems at any given time!

Foot/ankle conditions can present with a number of signs and symptoms including:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Redness
  • Numbness/Tingling
  • Burning sensation
  • Inability to weight bear
  • Stiffness
  • Weakness

The foot and ankle are intricate structures that provide your body its foundation, and when not working properly, can alter the function of your knees, hips, back, and even your posture. That is why it is so important to treat the problem now rather than trying to push through the pain and risk further injury and prevent you from playing tennis, golfing, hiking or running.

***Physical Therapy can help!  A Physical Therapist can evaluate your foot and ankle to determine the exact source of your pain.***

The foot and ankle are composed of 26 bones, 33 joints, and over 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments. Each of these components function together to provide support, balance, and mobility for the body. Injury or overstress to any of these structures may result in pain, which can impair your function, overall mood, self-care ability, risk of falls, and even quality of life.

Common problems of the foot and ankle include:

Ankle Sprains                                    Stress Fractures

Achilles Tendonitis                          Plantar Fasciitis

Tarsal tunnel syndrome                 Flatfoot

Loudoun Sports Therapy Center’s Physcial Therapists will create a personalized plan of care to help get you back to doing the dishes, going up and down the stairs, and walking the dog without pain once again!  **Do not risk further injury.**


If you or someone you know are experiencing foot or ankle pain:  CALL Loudoun Sports Therapy Center TODAY at 703-450-4300.

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