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Groups Collaborate to Aid Needy Children
The North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) is collaborating with the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) to collect athletic shoes for children that may not otherwise be able to afford them...

April Articles 2014
...Doctors often proscribe rest, massages, stretching, night splints, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication, corticosteroids or surgery usually in that order...

Gymnast Incurs Injured Plantar Fascia
... ·         Conservative measures – anti-inflammatories, ice packs, stretching exercises, physical therapy, orthotic devices...

May Articles 2014
... To treat problems of the foot, ankle or lower leg, a podiatrist may prescribe physical therapy, drugs, perform surgery on lower extremity fractures...

Majority of Americans experience foot pain, shows new study
... Podiatric Treatment A podiatrist will treat the problematic areas of the feet, ankle or lower leg by prescribing the following: physical therapy drugs perform surgery on lower extremity fractures orthotic inserts or soles A common podiatric procedure a podiatrist will use is a scanner or force plate which will allow the podiatrist to know the designs of orthotics...

June Articles 2014
... No matter the injury, the best way to expedite a convalescence period is to receive physical therapy...

Corrective Surgery Grants Child Mobility
...To ensure that he continues to improve, Abukhadra recieves physical therapy...

Study Shows Insoles Help Protect Runners from Achilles Issues
...Treatment will involve rest, physical therapy, and in some cases, surgery...

December Articles 2014
...Patients may receive physical therapy and prescription painkillers if the pain isn't managed by over the counter pain relievers...

Wearing the Wrong Fitting Running Shoe Can Cause Serious Injury
...Physical therapy can help you learn the best exercises to heal runner’s knee...

January Articles 2015
...Doctors often proscribe rest, massages, stretching, night splints, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication, corticosteroids or surgery usually in that order...

Treatment for Sufferers of Plantar Fasciitis
... Conservative measures – anti-inflammatories, ice packs, stretching exercises, physical therapy, orthotic devices...

March Articles 2015
...If the doctor finds the involved toes have retained some flexibility, treatment may involve simple exercise, physical therapy, and a better fit to shoes worn by the patient...

April Articles 2015
... A limited number of treatments are available; in mild cases lifestyle and physical therapy are recommended, along with oral anti-inflammatory medications...

Celebs such as Kim Kardashian Getting “Loub Job” to Reduce Hallux Limitus Pain
... Lifestyle & Physical Therapy – having motion and massages to the given area will help slow down complications and gradually increase flexibility...

New Minimally Invasive Surgery for Achilles Tendon Injuries
...Treatment involves rest, physical therapy, and in some cases, surgery...

July Articles 2015
...In these cases, an operation may be the only option to ensure the ability to walk properly again, followed by physical therapy and rehabilitation...

September Articles 2015
...Doctors often proscribe rest, massages, stretching, night splints, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication, corticosteroids or surgery usually in that order...

Heavy Sports Involvement Can Result in Plantar Fasciitis
... ·      Conservative measures – anti-inflammatories, ice packs, stretching exercises, physical therapy, orthotic devices ·      Shockwave therapy – sound waves are sent to the affected area to facilitate healing and are usually used for chronic cases of plantar fasciitis ·      Surgery – usually only used as a last resort when all else fails...

Ankle Sprains: Tis’ the Season
...It will most likely include the RICE regimen: rest, ice, compression, and elevation and physical therapy as soon as possible...

Treating Plantar Fasciitis
...Other treatment options may include any or all of the following: Stretching exercises Orthotics—to correct the faulty foot structure and/or arch problem that may be causing the plantar fasciitis; in some instances padding will be recommended to act as a shock absorber Night splints—to help keep the plantar fascia stretched overnight; strapping during the day may also help Physical Therapy In extreme cases where other therapies do not bring relief, surgery may be required...

January Articles 2016
...Doctors often prescribe rest, massages, stretching, night splints, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication, corticosteroids or surgery, usually in that order...

Easy Does It Prevents Achilles Tendon Issues
... Treatment Options Once a diagnosis of Achilles tendonitis is confirmed, the foot doctor will recommend the appropriate treatment which may include any or all of the following: Rest and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication to relieve the symptoms and reduce inflammation Physical therapy to stretch the Achilles tendon Orthotics to position the foot in a way that decreases stress on the tendon A special bandage that restricts the motion of the tendon Cross training that includes exercise activities that do not put strain on the tendon, such as swimming Surgery, usually only for extreme cases or if the tendon has been ruptured So take it slow if you are starting up a new exercise routine in the New Year and if you have any questions about your fitness plan and your feet, schedule a consultation at one of our Middlesex County offices by calling  (781) 944-4044...

Managing Your Plantar Fasciitis
... ·      Conservative measures – anti-inflammatories, ice packs, stretching exercises, physical therapy, orthotic devices ·      Shockwave therapy – sound waves are sent to the affected area to facilitate healing and are usually used for chronic cases of plantar fasciitis ·      Surgery – usually only used as a last resort when all else fails...

Arthritis and Your Feet
...Common options include anti-inflammatory and steroid medications, physical therapy and custom orthotics...

Treating Haglund’s Deformity
... Stretching exercises—can help with a tight Achilles tendon or heel cord Physical therapy Shoe modifications—using orthotics or padding in your shoes may shift pressure off the bony protrusion; choosing shoes with a soft or no back may also be helpful These treatment methods will not reduce the size of the protrusion...

Calluses: A Common Problem
...The podiatrist will usually take a two-pronged approach to eliminating your callus: first, using padding, physical therapy or other means to correct the underlying problem...

Questions About Flatfeet
...Physical therapy and exercises can also help...

What is Heel Spur Syndrome?
...These may include: Icing the affected area Taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications Cortiscosteroid injections Choosing shoes with better arch support or using custom orthotics to properly position the foot and relieve pressure on the plantar fascia Night splinting to keep the plantar fascia stretched overnight Taping or strapping the foot Physical therapy In some cases where the above therapies are not effective, your foot doctor may recommend surgery which might include removing the heel spurs...

Treating Chronic Ankle Issues
...If the sprain did not heal properly or if you did not complete the physical therapy necessary to strengthen the surrounding muscles that support the ankle, it is likely that the ankle will twist again and chronic lateral ankle pain can result...

Treating a Lisfranc Injury
...Options for treatment may include: Icing and elevation—keeping the leg at or a little above hip level and applying ice for 20 minutes every hour to help reduce swelling Immobilizing the foot—patients often need to avoid putting weight on the foot and therefore it may be placed in a cast and crutches may be needed Medication—the foot doctor may prescribe nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (Ibuprofen) to help relieve inflammation and pain Physical therapy—once the initial symptoms have gone away, physical therapy may be recommended to strengthen the muscles and ligaments surrounding the Lisfranc joint Surgery—in some cases surgery may be necessary to repair a Lisfranc injury Prompt treatment of a Lisfranc injury is important in order to prevent serious disability...

Back to School: A Pain in the Foot?
...These include: ice and anti-inflammatory medications for pain, stretching exercises, physical therapy and orthotics...

Treating Sesamoid Injuries
...The podiatrist may want you to use crutches to prevent putting weight on the injured foot Steroid injections to reduce joint pain and inflammation Using padding inside your shoe to cushion and protect the sesamoids Strapping or taping the big toe to the next toe to shift the pressure off the injured area Orthotic devices for your shoes to spread out the pressure on the ball of your foot Physical therapy to increase strength and range of motion To learn more about how to relieve pain and discomfort in the ball of your foot, contact us for an appointment by calling: (781) 944-4044...

Caring For Arthritic Feet
... Physical therapy exercises to make the joints more flexible...

Heel Pain
... Physical therapy...

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)
... Physical therapy...

Accessory Navicular Syndrome
... Physical therapy...

Common Disorders of the Achilles Tendon
... Physical therapy...

Achilles Tendon Rupture
... Physical Therapy  Whether an Achilles tendon rupture is treated surgically or non-surgically, physical therapy is an important component of the healing process...

Chronic Ankle Instability
...Non-surgical treatment may include: Physical therapy...

Ankle Pain
... Initial treatment may consist of rest, ice, elevation, and immobilization, but may also include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen, physical therapy, and cortisone injection...

Ankle Sprain
... Early physical therapy...

Bone Healing
...  Once the bone is adequately healed, physical therapy often plays a key role in rehabilitation...

Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever's Disease)
... Physical therapy...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
... Rehabilitation  Whether the treatment for a calcaneal fracture has been surgical or non-surgical, physical therapy often plays a key role in regaining strength and restoring function...

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
... In some cases, the patient may also undergo physical therapy to help reduce balance problems or other symptoms...

Drop Foot
...Treatment may include use of braces, physical therapy, and electrical nerve stimulation...

Equinus
... Physical therapy...

Flatfoot-Adult Acquired
... Physical therapy...

Flatfoot-Flexible
... Physical therapy...

Flatfoot-Pediatric
... Physical therapy...

Flexible Flatfoot
... Physical therapy...

Foot Drop
...Treatment may include use of braces, physical therapy, and electrical nerve stimulation...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
... Rehabilitation  Whether the treatment for a calcaneal fracture has been surgical or non-surgical, physical therapy often plays a key role in regaining strength and restoring function...

Fracture-Toe
...Physical therapy, exercises and rehabilitation may be included in a schedule for return to normal activities...

Haglund's Deformity
... Physical therapy...

Hallux Rigidus
... Physical therapy...

Heel Bone Fractures
... Rehabilitation  Whether the treatment for a calcaneal fracture has been surgical or non-surgical, physical therapy often plays a key role in regaining strength and restoring function...

Lisfranc Injuries
... Physical therapy...

Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle
... Physical therapy...

Pediatric Flatfoot
... Physical therapy...

Peripheral Neuropathy: Diabetic
... In some cases, the patient may also undergo physical therapy to help reduce balance problems or other symptoms...

Peroneal Tendon Injuries
... Physical therapy...

Plantar Fasciitis
... Physical therapy...

Plantar Fibroma
... Physical therapy...

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)
... Physical therapy...

Pump Bump (Hallux Rigidus)
... Physical therapy...

Sesamoid Injuries in the Foot
... Physical therapy...

Talar Dome Lesion
... Physical therapy...

Tarsal Coalition
... Physical therapy...

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
... Physical therapy...

Toe and Metatarsal Fractures (Broken Toes)
...Physical therapy, exercises and rehabilitation may be included in a schedule for return to normal activities...

Weak Ankles
...   Treatment for weak ankles usually includes physical therapy and bracing...

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New England & Ankle Specialists

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