Foot & Ankle Pain

Your feet and ankles carry your body weight as you stand, walk and exercise. When you feel foot and/or ankle pain, it can make you want to do nothing but rest because you’re worried about wincing from the pain with every stop. But physical therapy is the key to getting you back on your feet and moving around with ease.

By determining the cause of your foot and ankle pain, you can seek the treatment options that will be most effective for not only reducing the pain but also restoring your mobility. At Forever Fit, our physical therapy can help you regain your range of motion and function with treatments that are tailored to the cause and severity of your pain.

Potential Causes of Foot and Ankle Pain

You put your feet and ankles through a lot on a daily basis, so it’s not always easy to pinpoint the exact reason for your pain, especially if the pain affects both the ankle joint and foot. Some causes may be injuries due to accidents, while others are medical conditions that have developed over time. Symptoms that often pop up alongside foot and ankle pain are instability, swelling and bruising.

Here are some potential causes of foot and ankle pain:

Plantar fasciitis

There’s a piece of tissue that connects the ball of your foot to the heel, called the plantar fascia. Overuse or excessive stress on your heel can cause the tissue to become inflamed and swollen. It can cause sharp pain in the heel of your foot as well as stiffness and tenderness.

Achilles tendinitis

Your Achilles tendon connects your calf muscles to the heel of your foot. Achilles tendinitis is inflammation of the tendon due to excessive stress during exercises, such as running or repeatedly jumping. It can cause ankle pain while walking as well as stiffness and swelling.


If you twist or roll your ankle, such as landing awkwardly after a jump, the ligaments that support your ankle can become overstretched or torn. A sprained ankle can cause ankle pain as well as swelling and a reduced range of motion. It can also result in instability, making it difficult to bear weight on the joint.


While having flatfoot isn’t something you can control, it can increase the risk of developing ankle or foot pain. Without an arch to support your foot while you walk or run, you can strain the muscles and tendons. Flatfoot can also cause ankle muscle imbalances because of differing foot posture.

Forever Fit Physical Therapy Can Help Treat Foot and Ankle Pain

When your foot and ankle pain interferes with your quality of life, it’s time to seek treatment options. At Forever Fit, our physical therapy techniques can help alleviate the pain as well as increase the strength, flexibility, and mobility of your foot and ankle that may have been impacted by an injury or medical condition.

Physical therapy treatment options for foot and ankle pain include:

  • Therapeutic exercises.
  • Joint mobilization.
  • Education and advice to prevent future pain.

Contact our team today for more information or to schedule an initial appointment.