Foot and ankle pain can perform everyday tasks – like walking to the car or standing in line – feel excruciating and exhausting.
Fortunately, for many people, relief from foot and ankle pain is possible without invasive surgery. Physical therapy, custom orthotics, and massage can alleviate soreness related to injury and gait problems. At the same time, chronic conditions like arthritis, diabetic foot pain, and plantar fasciitis typically respond well to treatments that increase circulation, such as shockwave therapy and acupuncture. In cases where the patient’s foot and ankle mobility have been significantly reduced, walking aids may be indicated to relieve pressure on the lower limbs.