Category Archives: Ankle/ Foot


Treating Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries that happen to people, primarily happening while playing sports. High ankle sprains normally happen when a person rolls their ankle damaging the outside ligaments and the ligaments above the ankle joint which connect the tibia (shin bone) to the outer leg bone (fibula). Ankle sprains are


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Running Pain

It Starts at the Ankle…

The ankle is an important joint for all activities in the upright position. It is commonly overlooked and we always expect it to work. It is the first moveable joint that accepts force when the foot contacts the ground with walking. Problems with the ankle will cause problems up the kinetic chain. It usually starts


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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes (plantar fascia). Plantar fasciitis commonly causes stabbing pain that usually occurs with your first steps in the morning.


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Legs

Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless legs syndrome, or RLS, is a common nerve condition where you have unpleasant creeping, tugging, or pulling feelings in your legs. You might also have an overwhelming urge to move your legs. The symptoms are usually worse at night or when you’re resting. Medical doctors don’t know the cause of RLS, and there’s no


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Physical Therapy Modalities and Durable Medical Equipment (DME): Braces and Orthotics

Here at Advanced Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, we are proud to also offer various braces and orthotic casting in addition to our physical therapy, acupuncture, and chiropractic services throughout our 6 locations. We have a wide variety of braces that maybe you have received or are a good candidate to benefit from, depending on your


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Tips for Fall Prevention

Falls can cause significant injury as well as reduce your independence. Injury due to a fall can make daily living difficult and exhausting. According to the APTA, one third of people over the age of 65 and about one half of people over the age of 80 will fall at least once this year. Physical


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Are Orthotics For You?

Variations in foot structure, such as flat- or high-arched feet, have long been recognized to cause stress on muscles, ligaments, and bones that can result in injury. Although there are many variations of flat- or high-arched feet that may or may not be functionally abnormal, studies have demonstrated that flat- or high-arched feet increase the


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