Your feet and ankles are the unsung heroes of your body, supporting your weight and enabling you to move throughout each day. When you find yourself suffering from foot or ankle pain, the team at Health Atlast is here to help. With five offices, in West Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Long Beach, and Fountain Valley, California, relief from foot or ankle pain is never far away. Call or try the simple online booking tool to set up your visit today.
Your feet and ankles are complicated body parts. Many different bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, blood vessels, nerves, and other tissues are interwoven in a very small area.
In addition to the compact nature of foot and ankle anatomy, these structures are placed under enormous strain during the course of a normal day. Simply supporting the weight of your body and performing such a wide range of motion each day is an amazing feat.
When you add in activities like sports or fitness pursuits, not to mention the risk of traumatic injury, it’s a wonder foot and ankle injuries aren’t more common. Some of the issues that can lead to foot and ankle pain include:
These are just some of the issues that can lead to foot and ankle pain. Determining the cause of your pain is the first step in constructing an individualized treatment plan.
Many foot and ankle injuries will heal after a few days of rest, ice, compression, and elevation. But when the pain is severe or lingers for a week or more, it’s time to seek a professional evaluation.
Many foot conditions can worsen if left untreated. Unless you’re able to completely avoid putting weight on your feet and ankles, the structures will be subject to additional strain, and the healing process could be complicated.
Even if full bed rest were possible, it wouldn’t be the best approach. The longer you have to avoid physical activity, the greater your risk of developing additional issues. A sedentary lifestyle, even for a short period of time, can cause an avalanche of new medical problems.
The team at Health Atlast offers many different options to treat foot and ankle pain. Joint manipulation is one approach. It’s a hands-on technique that gently realigns the components of your foot or ankle.
In some cases, a great set of custom orthotics is the best way to treat your foot pain. Your practitioner can evaluate your feet and create the blueprint for a set of orthotics to wear in your shoes. The difference custom orthotics can make is amazing, and can even help you avoid the need for foot surgery.
Supportive bracing is also an option. This approach works by limiting the range of motion of your foot and ankle while your body’s natural healing process goes to work.
To explore these and other treatments, schedule a visit at Health Atlast today. Booking is as easy as a phone call or a few moments using the online scheduling tool, so don’t delay.