The foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints, and over 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments. This may sound like overkill for a flat structure that supports your weight, but you may not realize how much work your foot does!
It is designed to allow the foot to balance the body’s weight on one or two legs and support such diverse actions as running, jumping, climbing, and walking.
Because they are so complicated, human feet can be especially prone to injury. Strains, sprains, tendonitis, torn ligaments, broken bones, fallen arches, bunions, plantar fasciitis and achilles issues can all occur.
We specialize in seeing all of the above in our office in patients from 5 to 105 years old. And the good news is: there is HOPE. With the proper diagnosis and with advanced treatment options, we help people return to doing what they love.
One of the most common things we see is plantar fasciitis. It is a common injury that effects many people and is commonly seen among walkers, runners, triathletes, and other running athletes. Sports stars including Eli Manning and Kobe Bryant have battled with this condition. Even non-athletes can fall prey to plantar fasciitis.
It is quite common for us to see patients with this painful condition that have failed other treatments. In fact, many of our most successful clients had seen poor success with other healthcare providers and eventually came to see us here on the advice of a friend or family member. Even if you have suffered for months or years, consider coming in to see us and get evaluated.
Treatment here at Bodyworx includes listening to the patient’s story regarding what has happened, evaluating anatomical structures from the toes, mid foot, ankle, calf, knee, and up into the hip. We then educate the patient on what is going on and why it’s happening so they can understand the mechanism that may have caused the injury. Sometimes patients walk out with 50% less pain in their foot than when they walked in. They are elated regarding the progress. We then empower the patient with specific things to do at home to put them in control of the pain instead of the pain controlling them.
Wondering what could be causing your foot pain? We put together this Plantar Fasciitis and Foot Pain presentation especially for you:
If you are struggling with any foot, ankle, or lower leg issues, feel free to schedule a free phone consult, or contact us to make an appointment here. You can also feel free to give us a call at 316.558.8808 (We still like to talk on the phone!) We also have many more foot pain and running related videos on our YouTube channel you can check out here.
Don’t let leg or foot pain keep you from returning to what you love to do! Walking, running, and playing with the kids is still possible. You just need to know where to start!
We love to keep people in Wichita, Andover, Derby, and Maize (as well as the surrounding areas in Kansas) mobile, active, and off pain pills--let our expertise go to work for you to help you return to the activities you love.
Dr. Doug Bonnesen
Doctor of Physical Therapy