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Foot and Ankle Pain

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If you’re living with achy feet and ankles, they’re painful first thing in the morning, or they ache after a workout (or even a long walk), or you just can’t wait to get them up at the end of the day — it’s very easy to think that it’s “just something that comes with age”, it’s a bit of “wear and tear”, or that it’s nothing and it’ll go away on its own, or worse “I guess that I have to stop playing my sport, working out, or going on my long walk”.

You can’t quite put your finger on why you’re feeling pain in your feet and ankles because this came out of no where and keeps coming back — and it just doesn’t seem to be getting any better!

If that’s happening to you, you’re not alone – we hear this type of thing all the time. In fact, Foot and Ankle Pain is one of THE MOST COMMON problems that we see in our Physical Therapy office in Valley Cottage.

​ And when it comes to living with Foot and Ankle Pain, everybody we see wants to know the answers to these questions:

“Why is This Happening to Me?”...or, “Why am I still suffering with this off and on Foot and Ankle pain that keeps getting worse everytime I feel it for the last 6 months (oftentimes longer)?”...

Most people think that when they get Foot and Ankle Pain, it’ll eventually “ease off” and go away on its own. That they’ll wake up one morning and like “magic”, that Foot and/or Ankle Pain will be a thing of the past… But then 6 months later you’re still living with the discomfort of foot and ankle pain – often much worse than it was when it came on.

Does That Sound Like You?

Another scenario we see all the time in our physical therapy office is when people go to their Doctors, and the well-meaning Doctor tells them to “rest”, “try these painkillers”, and “come back in 6 weeks if it’s no better” — but then 6 weeks later, they end up going back to the same Doctor again because it hasn’t got any better, only to be given ANOTHER prescription of even stronger pills, “try” a cortisone injection, or maybe even a surgery.

Has That Ever Happened To You?

Maybe you are confused because you’ve been told a bunch different things, by a bunch of different people. Maybe you think you have to rest because you’ve been told walking makes foot and ankle pain worse, or that you should be doing ‘this exercise’ and ‘that exercise’ to make it better.

It’s very confusing to know exactly what to do – and that’s just to avoid making the pain worse!

And because of this confusion – this often leads people to procrastinate and put off making a decision about what to do to help fix their Foot and Ankle Pain. Worse, many people just end up accepting it as “part of life” – as if it’s normal or as if it “has” to be that way, and that this cycle of a little better and then worse again will never stop!

Is This How You Feel Too?

If You’re Currently Living With Foot and Ankle Pain, Here’s 7 More Reasons Why It Could Be Lasting Longer Than It Should:

  1. You thought it would just go away on it’s own – but it didn’t​
  2. You went to the Doctor who told you to rest and take painkillers – but the pills did nothing to help, all they did was ‘mask’ the pain – and as soon as they wore off, the Foot and Ankle Pain stopped you from your workouts, sports and activities you love again
  3. A family member, or friend, told you that everybody gets Foot pain as they get older, so you just accepted it
  4. You tried to get help from other Healthcare Professionals or a Physical Therapist in the past, but nothing they said or did seemed to help
  5. You’ve tried using things like Ankle supports, but they’ve done nothing to help make the pain any better
  6. You thought it would be a good idea to rest because you experienced severe pain, but it still irritates you DAILY
  7. You tried a few exercises from ‘Youtube’/Google – but they felt painful when you did them, and did nothing to help with the pain

If any of these have happened to you – we would love to help you by inviting you to book a call to talk with one of our Physical Therapists at our Valley Cottage, NY office to find out what can be done to help you.

The fact that you’ve tried any or all of these things already is actually a GOOD THING because when you know what doesn’t work — you are closer to finding the thing that does!

Click the link below to book a call with us if you would like to get some solid advice given to you for FREE over the phone. The phone call is complimentary and there is no obligation to book any appointments with us after the call is over. Our goal is to help you make the right decision about what to do next for the best.

“What Can I Do To Get Rid Of MY Foot and Ankle Pain Quickly?”…

Well, here’s 4 things you can do:

  1. First, you need to make a decision about getting help. So MANY people rest for weeks, hoping that the pain will “just go away with time”, but then 6 months down the line they’re still putting up with it, and nothing has changed… Or the pain and swelling gets WORSE
  2. Next, do the RIGHT exercises – one of the best things to help you ease your Foot and Ankle pain is to do the correct series of individually designed and progressed exercises – the right exercises given to you by a Physical Therapist will help reduce pain, and allow you to get back to your work outs, sports, and activities you love with minimal downtime — and make sure that the problems don’t come back any time soon.
  3. Avoid thinking that because the pain has decreased with rest…”It’s better” – the truth is, you and I heal naturally and start to feel better with rest, but the “REAL” cause of the foot and ankle pain hasn’t been taken care of and if we don’t take away the cause, the pain will be back. It would really help if you were given appropriate strengthening exercises for better stability, alongside hands-on treatment, to get you back to your activities and healthy as quickly as possible.
  4. Get real, “hands-on” Physical Therapy — Physical Therapy is proven to help people with Foot and Ankle pain. In fact at Empire Sports Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, it’s one of the most common issues we see. If your Foot and Ankle pain is affecting your job, if it stops you from keeping active, or if it threatens your health and gets in the way of spending quality time with family and friends — Physical Therapy can help get you back to living the life you deserve as quickly as possible.
  5. If you would like to know how the Physical Therapy team at Empire Sports Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation can help you live with less knee pain – we invite you to start with a completely free, no-obligation, risk free appointment at one of our clinics:

Note: This Free Discovery Visit is something that we offer to people who are very nervous or skeptical about Physical Therapy – unsure of its benefits or if it is right for them. If that sounds like you, then please start with a free Discovery Visit so that we can work with you to find out what is wrong and what can be done — without any financial risk on your part.

But the REAL next question is:

“How Can Choosing to See a Physical Therapist at Empire Sports Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Help You Get Rid of Your Foot and Ankle Pain – In The Next Few Days?”

Here’s just a few of the things our Physical Therapy Team can do for you:

  • We can quickly take away the pain and stiffness – often within a couple of sessions
  • We can help you find out what’s really going on, and get to the root cause of your Foot and/or Ankle pain once and for all – often in 20 minutes
  • ​Pain can drain you of energy and limit your ability to be active — we can help you to enjoy sleeping at night and live with more energy every day
  • ​We will make sure that your problem is “corrected” and “healed” properly — and we will provide you with the perfect set of exercises that will speed your recovery
  • We can help you put an end to needing to take all of those painkillers which are obviously not very good for your health long-term
  • We can help you get through the day without having to rely on wearing a ankle support and/or foot orthotic to help ease the pain
  • ​We can help you avoid dangerous Foot and Ankle surgery – and painful injections
  • We can help you get back to enjoying your work outs, sports, activities you love, and that quality time with family and friends that Foot and Ankle pain has taken from you…
  • We can help you to finally return to walking around the lake, and getting out and about without dull, aching Foot and Ankle pain stopping you in your tracks
  • Basically… the Physical Therapy Team at Empire Sports Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation can help you get back to the work outs, sports and activities you love free from daily, annoying, and chronic Foot and Ankle pain

If you are still skeptical that we can help, try our Free, No Obligation, No Annoying Paperwork Discovery Visit where we will let you know how the Foot and Ankle Pain Experts at Empire Sports Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation can help. Click the Link Below to set up your FREE Discovery Visit.

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