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Foot Pain Specialist

Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Center

Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation located in Greenbelt, MD & Olney, MD

Your feet are complex body parts that support your body weight when standing, walking, running, and jumping. They endure tremendous amounts of stress on a daily basis, making them vulnerable to injuries and conditions that lead to foot pain. At Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Center, the skilled team of physical therapists offers many innovative treatments and therapies for foot pain. Call the office in Greenbelt, Olney, Bowie, Riverdale, Glen Burnie, Laurel, Maryland, or book an appointment online today. Same-day and next-day appointments are available.

Foot Pain Q & A

What is foot pain?

Foot pain refers to any discomfort that affects any part of your foot, from your toes to your heel. The pain may be dull and achy or sharp and severe. 

Because you rely on your feet to get around, foot pain can have a major effect on your daily life. Athletes are at greater risk of developing injuries that affect their feet. 

What causes foot pain?

You can develop foot pain from any number of causes. Most often, wearing the wrong type of shoes leads to foot pain. However, you can also develop foot pain from a structural problem that affects the mechanics of your feet.

Common causes of foot pain include:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Arthritis
  • Fractures
  • Neuropathy
  • Corns and calluses
  • Flatfoot
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Ankle sprain
  • Foot deformity (e.g., bunions, hammertoes)
  • Heel spurs

If you have foot pain that fails to improve within a few days, schedule an appointment with your primary care provider for an evaluation. 

When do I need physical therapy for foot pain?

There are many foot pain conditions that benefit from physical therapy, including plantar fasciitis, flatfoot, sprains, neuropathy, arthritis, and tendonitis. You may also benefit from physical therapy at Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Center following surgery for a foot deformity. 

You don’t need a referral to see the Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Center team. If you suffer from foot pain and need solutions, they can help.

How is foot pain treated?

Before making any treatment recommendations, the team at Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Center conducts a comprehensive initial assessment. They review your medical history and assess your foot mechanics, gait, muscle strength, and balance.

After the assessment, your physical therapist works with you to design your functional goals and treatment plan, which may include:

  • Manual therapy
  • Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE)
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Heat therapy
  • Gait training
  • Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)

The practice also has the ALINE® system for insole fitting. These insoles improve lower body movement and posture, providing support for your feet, helping ease your foot pain. 

Depending on the cause of your foot pain, recovery may take time. The team at Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Center works with you, adjusting your plan as needed to help you get back on your feet without pain.

Get help for your foot pain by calling Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Center or scheduling an appointment online today.