Tendonitis in the foot
Achilles Tendonitis or Tendinosis occurs when excessive stress is placed on a tight or fatigued calf muscle, causing the attached tendon to experience microtrauma, degeneration, or inflammation (in the case of tendonitis). Prolonged walking, overtraining, excessive running or jumping, or walking hills can cause this condition. Physical therapy can help stretch and strengthen the tendon, providing a progress return to daily activities or sports. Another common form of tendonitis is Tibialis Posterior Tendonitis. This often occurs in overweight, middle-aged patients as a result of degenerative changes in the tendon. A flattened arch is also typical. The rupture can cause pain below or behind the inside ankle bone. Physical therapy modalities can help lessen inflammation.
Ankle sprains are a very common injury and can range from Grade I to Grade III. They usually occur when the foot is forcefully inverted or turned inward. Signs and symptoms include ankle pain, swelling, and a sense of instability. Early rehabilitation can assist in a more rapid recovery.
The most common source of heel pain is plantar fasciitis or inflammation of the fascia on the bottom of the foot. There are many causes of this condition, but a physical therapist can help address each patient’s specific reason for pain. Causes may include poor flexibility in the calf muscles, a lack of arch support or poor footwear, a sudden increase in activity level, being overweight, excessive pronation, or repetitive stress on the foot (such as long-distance running). Regardless of the cause, plantar fasciitis can be incredibly painful and may lead to inflammation, swelling, warmth, loss of function, inability to stand or walk, and sometimes, redness. Pain is often worse in the morning when taking the first steps of the day.
Lower Extremity injuries treatment in Miami
Lower extremity injuries can significantly impact your daily life, restricting mobility and causing discomfort. At Advanced Holistic Center in Miami, we understand that each individual’s experience with knee pain treatment or ankle injuries is unique, which is why our dedicated team of skilled professionals takes the time to listen to your concerns, understand your condition, and develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.
Drawing from the age-old wisdom of TCM, our therapies aim to restore balance and promote natural healing within the body. Acupuncture, a cornerstone of TCM, is often used in treating lower extremity injuries. By carefully inserting fine needles at specific points in the body, we aim to stimulate the body’s inherent healing capabilities, alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and accelerate recovery. In addition to acupuncture, our center also offers physical therapy services, an essential element of injury recovery. Our licensed physical therapists work closely with patients, guiding them through targeted exercises and movements designed to restore strength, enhance mobility, and prevent future injuries. The goal is not just to treat the current symptoms, but to ensure long-term wellbeing and improved quality of life.
At Advanced Holistic Center, we believe that the path to wellness should be a collaborative journey. By integrating acupuncture, TCM, and physical therapy, we can effectively address the root cause of your knee pain or ankle injury, and guide you towards a future of pain-free living. Join us today in Miami and discover a holistic approach to lower extremity injury treatment.