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Don't Let Heel Pain Sideline Your Workout
... Your doctor might prescribe physical therapy to help rebuild damaged muscles or improve range of motion...

How to Care for Flat Feet?
...Vetter may recommend: Custom-made orthotics and supports Thermal therapy, stretching and physical therapy Prescription anti-inflammatory medication Bracing or taping your foot Surgery may be indicated if your pain isn’t resolved by non-invasive treatment...

Are You Dealing With Bunions?
... Other treatment options include orthotics or a combination of physical therapy and medication to relieve pressure and inflammation of the bunion...

Caring For Arthritic Feet
... Physical therapy exercises to make the joints more flexible...

What is a Crush Injury?
...Treatments for a foot crush injury may also include medication, casting, kinesiology taping, ice and heat, physical therapy, or surgery...

What is Achilles Tendonitis?
...Unless symptoms are severe you may be able to treat your heel pain by: Taking over-the-counter pain medications Avoiding high-impact activities or activities that exacerbate symptoms Elevating the foot to reduce swelling Performing stretching exercises or undergoing physical therapy Icing the heel Wearing custom orthotics Replacing worn-out shoes, especially running shoes Surgery is only necessary if your symptoms aren’t responding to any other nonsurgical treatment options after several months or if the tendon is torn...

Are You Dealing With Heel Pain?
...They may recommend: Custom-fit orthotics and footwear to support your feet Stretching and physical therapy exercises to keep you flexible Prescription-strength anti-inflammatory medications You don’t have to deal with heel pain on your own...

Taking Care of Flat Feet
... Undergoing physical therapy if you are dealing with foot pain due to overuse injuries, which is common among athletes...

Bunions: Symptoms and Treatment Options
...Some of these options include: Custom-made orthotics to maintain toe alignment Regular physical therapy and a specialized exercise regiment Bunionectomy, a surgery to remove the bunion and realign the foot (this is only necessary in the most extreme of cases)   Concerned...

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)
... Physical therapy...

Accessory Navicular Syndrome
... Physical therapy...

Common Disorders of the Achilles Tendon
... Physical therapy...

Achilles Tendon Rupture
... Physical Therapy  Whether an Achilles tendon rupture is treated surgically or non-surgically, physical therapy is an important component of the healing process...

Chronic Ankle Instability
...Non-surgical treatment may include: Physical therapy...

Ankle Pain
... Initial treatment may consist of rest, ice, elevation, and immobilization, but may also include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen, physical therapy, and cortisone injection...

Ankle Sprain
... Early physical therapy...

Bone Healing
...  Once the bone is adequately healed, physical therapy often plays a key role in rehabilitation...

Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever's Disease)
... Physical therapy...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
... Rehabilitation  Whether the treatment for a calcaneal fracture has been surgical or non-surgical, physical therapy often plays a key role in regaining strength and restoring function...

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
... In some cases, the patient may also undergo physical therapy to help reduce balance problems or other symptoms...

Drop Foot
...Treatment may include use of braces, physical therapy, and electrical nerve stimulation...

Equinus
... Physical therapy...

Flatfoot-Adult Acquired
... Physical therapy...

Flatfoot-Flexible
... Physical therapy...

Flatfoot-Pediatric
... Physical therapy...

Flexible Flatfoot
... Physical therapy...

Foot Drop
...Treatment may include use of braces, physical therapy, and electrical nerve stimulation...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
... Rehabilitation  Whether the treatment for a calcaneal fracture has been surgical or non-surgical, physical therapy often plays a key role in regaining strength and restoring function...

Fracture-Toe
...Physical therapy, exercises and rehabilitation may be included in a schedule for return to normal activities...

Haglund's Deformity
... Physical therapy...

Hallux Rigidus
... Physical therapy...

Heel Bone Fractures
... Rehabilitation  Whether the treatment for a calcaneal fracture has been surgical or non-surgical, physical therapy often plays a key role in regaining strength and restoring function...

Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
... Physical therapy...

Lisfranc Injuries
... Physical therapy...

Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle
... Physical therapy...

Pediatric Flatfoot
... Physical therapy...

Peripheral Neuropathy: Diabetic
... In some cases, the patient may also undergo physical therapy to help reduce balance problems or other symptoms...

Peroneal Tendon Injuries
... Physical therapy...

Plantar Fasciitis
... Physical therapy...

Plantar Fibroma
... Physical therapy...

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)
... Physical therapy...

Pump Bump (Hallux Rigidus)
... Physical therapy...

Sesamoid Injuries in the Foot
... Physical therapy...

Talar Dome Lesion
... Physical therapy...

Tarsal Coalition
... Physical therapy...

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
... Physical therapy...

Toe and Metatarsal Fractures (Broken Toes)
...Physical therapy, exercises and rehabilitation may be included in a schedule for return to normal activities...

Weak Ankles
...   Treatment for weak ankles usually includes physical therapy and bracing...

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Oakton Foot & Ankle Center, PLLC

Fairfax, VA Podiatrist
Oakton Foot and Ankle Center
10721 Main St., Suite #3500
Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 352-8888
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