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Foot / Ankle Pain

Dr. Matthew Kuik PT, DPT CSCS
Owner and Founder of San Francisco Physical Therapy & Performance

Is It Difficult for You to Walk, Run, Jump, Descend Stairs, or Perform Your Daily Tasks at Work or Around the House Because of Ankle or Foot Discomfort?

Does this apply to you?

We are here to help you identify long-term fixes!

We deal with the following typical ankle and foot issues:

  • Arthritis
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Posterior Tibial Tendinopathy
  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Midfoot Pain
  • Morton’s Neuroma

The Most Popular Reasons

San Francisco Physical Therapy & Performance Approach

Treatments for the Feet and Ankles

Important Ideas to Understand

  • Tissues recover. Although the body is designed to heal itself, sometimes it gets trapped in the inflammatory stage of tissue repair and needs aid to move on to the recovery stage.
  • The results of X-ray and MRI imaging are usually unrelated to the true cause of discomfort. Imaging makes it possible for tissue damage without discomfort or functional limitations. It is also possible to suffer pain that does not show up clearly on imaging, which is frequently brought on by oversensitive nerve tissue.
  • Although soreness following exercise is undesirable, it is not always causing alarm. The system must be overloaded to experience true strength enhancements, which causes micro-damage. That tissue thickens and strengthens during the healing process. To evaluate whether the tissue is prepared to handle more load, whether it should continue at its current level, or whether training intensity should be reduced until the tissue is more ready, one should use soreness as a gauge.
  • It is almost always possible to resume prior or desired activities with the right instruction, proper mechanics, and moderate tissue loading.

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