The best foot pain treatment provider in NYC – a Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Treatment Service – will locate and diagnose your foot pain accurately. Why is this important? The foot is the foundation of the body’s lower extremity movement. Because your body refers pain to the feet, pain in your foot is a red flag that something is wrong with its internal structures.
Common Causes of Foot Pain
Your feet carry you about your daily activities. The arches of your foot are the primary structures controlling the amount of ground force impacting your body.
- Misfit shoes restrict and/or redirect the normal movement of joints in your feet, leading to foot pain and even arthritis
- Repetitive stress from walking or running excessively or in bad form
The joints, bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments in your feet absorb the shock of the rest of your body’s over-exertion or malfunction.
Experiencing Foot Pain
Improper footwear is a primary cause of foot pain. Misfit shoes alter one’s natural walking stride and places an active person at a much greater risk for developing foot pain. Improper or restrictive movement of the feet will also adversely affect one’s ankles, knees, hips, and cause lower back pain. This is because misfit shoes and improper stride will distribute a person’s weight unevenly throughout the body.
- Flip flops
- Tight shoes
- Loose shoes
Plantar Fasciitis and Foot Pain
Pain to the heel of your foot is a form of tendonitis known as plantar fasciitis. A band of fibrous tissue – from the heel bone to the toes – extends along the bottom of your foot. If this tissue becomes inflamed due to over exertion – power walking or excessive running – it will become inflamed. This inflammation causes plantar fasciitis.
Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Provider
Spine and Sports Medicine specializes in the treatment of plantar fasciitis to get patients on the go again without foot pain. Our patient-focused treatment regimen:
- Reduce inflammation in the heel
- Alleviate pain in the heel
- Strengthen the foot
- Improve the foot’s flexibility
- Correct stride
- Get you on the go again!
Plantar Fasciitis Treatment
Strengthening the damaged arch tissue will release pressure to the heel and allow it to rehabilitate. Treatment protocol includes:
- Limiting the movement of the foot
- Conducting thorough diagnostic testing
- Designing an individualized physical therapy program
With effective physical therapy, plantar fasciitis can heal properly. Within the span of a year, patients at Spine and Sports Medicine can expect to fully recover from plantar fasciitis without the need for foot surgery.
One-Stop Foot Pain Treatment
At Spine and Sports Medicine in Midtown Manhattan, we offer a vast array of convenient appointment availability.
- 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday
- Off-hours for scheduling appointments
- Selected evenings appointments throughout the work week
- Mornings or afternoons on Saturdays
Click the icon below – or – call 212.986.3888 to schedule a consultation.