Foot and Ankle

Does This Sound Like you?

  • Foot pain when you first step out of bed in the morning
  • Difficulty walking up or down steps
  • Difficulty walking on the beach
  • Foot or ankle pain when walking barefoot or in slippers
  • Twisted ankle at the bottom of sliding sands requiring emergency airlift to Maui Memorial
  • Inability to squat or sit into a chair comfortably

Do You feel this way?

  • You are missing out on special activities and outings with friends and family because of pain
  • You need pain relieving meds to manage foot and ankle pain throughout your work day
  • You longer want to depend on crutches or cane
  • You want to return to your active pain free lifestyle

What Can I do to help my pain/difficulty?

  • Make an appointment with your primary care physician or podiatrist
  • Consider changing your footwear or using custom orthotics
  • Stretch and foam roll your calves
  • Utilize ice, compression and elevate your foot
  • Schedule an appointment with us

What will we do for you:

During your initial evaluation at Venture Physical Therapy you will have a full neuromusculoskeletal exam to identify causative factors for your pain. Once our therapists have identified the primary factors contributing to your pain we will make recommendations on appropriate footwear and/or fabricate custom orthotics to account for the structural architecture of your foot and ankle. We will perform manual therapy techniques to improve muscle, tendon, and ligament quality and joint mobilizations to improve range of motion. We will provide you with a customized home exercise program to address deficits in soft tissue mobility, muscular strength, and balance. And we will utilize modalities such as ice, heat, electrical stimulation, and ultrasound to help manage pain and expedite the healing process.

We have treated patients who were unable to work because of foot and ankle pain. In one instance a client was unable to climbing stairs at work due to pain. During the evaluation we realized that the patient had limited mobility in her ankle and pronated excessively when she walked (she had flat feet). We performed mobilizations of her ankle, taught her how to appropriately stretch the muscles that were restricted, and fabricated orthotics to control her pronation. Within 4 weeks the patient was able to return to work without pain and felt confident in her ability to manage her symptoms if they returned.

We have treated a young swimmer with Achilles tendonitis who was unable to swim due to pain. During the evaluation we found deficits in strength, excessive joint mobility, poor balance, and dysfunctional movement patterns. We intervened with modalities and manual therapy initially to manage pain and inflammation. Once her symptoms were well managed we began strengthening her hips, ankles, and core. We used instrument assisted manual techniques to improve the tissue quality of her Achilles tendon, and improved her balance and movement patterns with motor control training. She was able to return to completive swimming without foot or ankle pain.

We treat patients with:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Heel Spurs
  • Tarsal Coalitions
  • Sprained Ankles
  • Fractures
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Bunions
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