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Foot & Ankle Pain

Learn about common causes of foot and ankle pain and how physical therapy treatment can help.

“Turf toe” is the common term used to describe a sprain of the ligaments around the big toe joint.

Plantar fasciitis is a strain of the flat band of tissue that connects your heel bone to your toes. This band, the plantar fascia, can become weak, swollen and irritated, causing heel pain when you stand or walk.

Metatarsalgia is an overuse injury, characterized by pain and inflammation in the forefoot.

Stress fractures are tiny breaks in the bone, usually caused by repetitive stress from activities like running. Although they can be quite painful, they usually resolve with a few months rest.

A bunion is a bony bump at the base of the big toe joint, causing the big toe to turn in toward the second toe. A bony bump at the base of the little toe is called a bunionette or tailor’s bunion.

A broken ankle is a fracture in one or more of the bones in the ankle joint.

Achilles Tendonitis/Tendinosis is inflammation of the Achilles tendon.

An Achilles rupture is the separation or tearing of the Achilles tendon. most often caused by a sudden, forceful motion that stresses the calf muscle.