The ankle and foot anatomy is quite complex, consisting of 33 bones, 26 joints, and more than 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Combined, these form the foundation of your posture.
Even without an injury like a broken ankle, just living on our feet can lead to issues. For example, as we age, our arches can weaken and “drop” leading to pain. If we don’t walk properly or stretch the muscles around those foot and ankle joints, we can develop tendonitis and mechanical joint issues. Something as simple as wearing socks that are too tight (which can make your feet swell), or walking too much on the outside or inside of your foot can lead to pain and limit mobility.
As part of our comprehensive hands-on and observational exam, we’ll film you walking or running (if you’re a runner) and slow it down so you can see what your stride looks like. We’ll show you what part of your body may be compensating for another body part and causing pain. We’ll talk about shoes and look at your wear patterns.
Once we have a detailed diagnosis, we’ll create a plan tailored just for you, with the right mix of therapy, education, tools, and ongoing support. You’re not in this alone!