This sort of support is rare among doctors, yet is a regular practice and exemplary manifestation of the one-on-one attention given at Therapydia. I feel supported at Therapydia by the entire staff, from the physical therapists to the service provided by the administrative support team. When you look forward to coming in for a physical therapy appointment you know you have found something special.
These guys are the best. There is a reason everyone gives them 5 stars. At first glance, it’s the personal attention really separates this practice from others. But then you find that not only does the team want to make sure you are getting their full attention, but they want to make sure you see results, too. I work with Jennifer, and she is terrific.
I came to Therapydia with a painful ankle with a referral from my doctor after a traffic accident. They knew exactly what to do, and after only a few sessions the pain was gone and I was able to fully resume my triathlon training!
Understanding Foot Pain
Your foot is an intricate structure of bones and joints joined by a web of of more than 120 muscles, ligaments, and nerves. Although your foot is strong enough to carry your body weight, it also acts as a shock absorber and stresses on your foot can make it prone to injury and pain. Your foot pain may the result of a direct injury to your foot but it may also be a referred pain. If a nerve is pinched in your back, that will cause the nerves down your leg and foot to activate. This condition is known as sciatica.
Even relatively mild foot pain can impact your daily activities from walking to driving to sleeping. If you have severe foot pain or swelling, you should seek help from a medical specialist as soon as possible. If your mild foot pain lingers for more than a week and does not respond to cold therapy and rest, it may be a sign of a more severe musculoskeletal injury.
- Heel: Plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinitis, bursitis
- Front/ball: Metatarsalgia
- Top: Stress fracture
- Other: Tendinitis
To determine your diagnosis, your physical therapist may perform a movement assessment to watch your walk, squat and balance to access the strength of your leg. Your foot pain may result from ankle stiffness, calf weakness, improper footwear or a change in exercise routine.Acute or overuse injuries can cause inflammation across your foot’s bones, ligaments and tendons leading to foot pain. You may experience burning pain, numbness or tingling.
- Hands-on, manual therapy techniques to mobilize your foot tendon and joints and to reduce swelling, if present
- Therapeutic modalities such as ultrasounds and cold/hot therapy to decrease pain
- Custom strengthening exercise program or your tendon and calf to decrease load on your foot
- Patient education to discuss external factors causing pain such as footwear, running posture or faulty movement
Your PT program will be specific to where you are in the recovery process and the extent of the injury. Progression of movement is quality based. As you demonstrate the ability to do movements pain-free, they will be progressively more challenging. The goal of physical therapy is to get you back to doing your favorite activities, pain-free.
About Therapydia DC
Better Physical Therapy Experience
At Therapydia DC, our physical therapists offer one-on-one, hands-on foot treatment. You’ll spend your entire with one of our expert therapists – we won’t hand you off to a PT assistant or aide. We’ll help you understand what’s causing your pain, what you can do to relieve your pain and ways to prevent reoccurring injuries. Best of all, you’re covered. Therapydia works with and provides billing for most PPO insurance groups and Medicare. We also accept cash-based payments.
- Lifetime Wellness
- Quality Treatment
Tim Vidale, DPT
and Physical Therapist
Jennifer Nelson, DPT
Jane Kruszewksi, DPT
Joanne Divito, DPT