Have you ever woken up, taken that first step, and felt a shooting pain running through your foot? How about when you go grocery shopping and find yourself leaning on your cart more than you’re pushing it? Heel pain affects most people at least once in their lives, and though it can be nagging, debilitating, and often simply irritating, it can be overcome. In this post, I take a look at the most common causes for calf and heel pain and what to do about them.
As a physical therapist, I deal with pain on a daily basis in one form or another. Back pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, neck pain, ankle pain… they’re all part of my daily experience. Pain is such a common experience for most individuals at some point in their lives, and yet the truth is that so many people don’t know the first thing about what pain actually is. Pain is mysterious, and for many of us, pain is actually completely and utterly confusing. I’d like to shed some light on the darkness, tackling the definition of pain one step at a time.
How can you take all the obstacles, fear, and anxiety you can out of your recovery and be a surgical success?.....PREPARE FOR IT !
Wouldn't you want to be certain that you are not waiting too long, or rushing into surgery before you are physically and emotionally ready? You and your family should be ADEQUATELY prepared to make the journey an ultimate SUCCESS and with the right guide, a Physical Therapist.
It is critical that you prepare yourself BEFORE, trust me you do not want to have to troubleshoot scenarios or not have the assistance you need when you are in pain, on medications and physically compromised.
Many people are concerned about developing knee pain as they start a running routine, increase their mileage to reach training or competition goals. Runners tend to find themselves in need of Physical Therapy frequently.
The annual injury rate for runners can be as high as 66%! Although running can be as easy as throwing on a pair of shoes and dashing out the door…….it requires more of our bodies than we often prepare ourselves for and ultimately pain and injuries surface sooner or later.
Are You Thinking About Hanging Up Your: Running Shoes, Cleats, Tennis Racket, Bike or Even Trading In Your Surfboard Because of Your Knee Pain?
Is your nagging knee pain keeping you from the things you love? Is it getting worse or keeps coming back just when you thought it was finally gone for good?
Most people just settle for the fact that knee pain and stiffness is just a normal part of the aging process and surrender to giving up the activities they love and live with the pain.
People often wonder what is the right thing to do when they start to feel the nagging sensation of back pain. Do you push through it going about your usual routines or completely rest? How active should you be, and can you still keep exercising? Often when people are in a good exercise routine they don’t want to stop and lose out on the progress they are making. So what to do…….?
Do you know what the universal language for everyone is? .............PAIN.
It is the driving factor which finally gets our patients to pick up the phone, read one of our FREE tips EBOOKS, request a consultation or finally listen to the recommendations of their family and friends and come to us for treatment.
For so many athletes or parents their greatest concern is how and if it is safe to keep training when they experience pain or are recovery in from an injury. They often fear of losing their performance gains and ability to compete at the levels they need to to qualify for teams, playing time, scholarships or recruitment.
Here’s a common sport injury scenario….
As Physical Therapists we have all heard it…….. P.T. = Pain & Torture, Physical Terrorists, it goes on…….
Occasionally, but fortunately not too often where I used to work, when I would first talk to a patient at the initial evaluation they were completely frightened of their initial Physical Therapy appointment, some even to the point of tears before I even say “hello.”- which breaks my heart......which is why I founded Perseverance Physical Therapy so you can have ALL your questions answers and fears calmed BEFORE you even begin therapy.
Are you wondering why you keep experiencing neck or shoulder pain that is so unpredictable and unrelenting?
It’s a foundation issue: the quality of posture & precision of movement patterns matters. The integrity of your spine its strength and mobility determines your overall health.
At Perseverance Physical Therapy & Pilates we help people aged 40+ stay fit, active and overcome mobility loss to be able to live the life they love without fear, limitation and depending on painkillers or procedures.
Yvonne A. Castillo, MSPT, DPT, CPT