Foot and Ankle Physical Therapy

Feet and Legs

The feet and legs are essential body parts as they are responsible for transporting the body from one place to the other. If something is wrong with either your feet or leg or both, the highly qualified and competent orthopedic surgeon, Jaymes Granata MD, can effectively help you back on your feet. His orthopedic practice located in Las Vegas, NV handles all types of damage to the feet or legs ranging from injuries, ankle conditions, surgery or other types of chronic pain.

Foot and ankle physical therapy

The orthopedic surgeons have the ability to cater to a wide range of leg and foot conditions such as joint pains, joint instability, motion restriction, and chronic pain. The main focus of any orthopedic surgeon or physical therapist is to make sure that an individual fully heals and recovers from their injury. Sporting activities and exercises like professional sports, running, and walking can be extremely difficult to perform when the leg, feet, or attached body parts are in pain. Physical therapists are essential in the healing and recovery process of many feet problems that do not require surgical treatment. Physical therapists often work in collaboration with orthopedic surgeons who diagnose and treat feet or leg conditions that require surgery or invasive treatment methods. Orthopedic surgery utilizes modern technologies, and physical therapy approaches to provide the patient with comprehensive clinical care.

Types of medical conditions that require treatment

There are a variety of medical conditions and diseases associated with legs and feet that require to be treated. These conditions include shin splints, ankle osteoarthritis, tendinopathy, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, foot sprain, and fractures, ankle fractures and sprains, heel spur and pains, chronic ankle instability, bunions, total ankle replacement, foot or ankle surgery, diabetic (neuropathic) foot and sports injuries.

Foot and Ankle Therapeutic Technology

The treatments provided emphasize the restoration of functionality, pain relief, and seamless recovery. Exercises such as strengthening activities and stretches are used in addition to personalized activities and equipment to make recovery more effective and timely. Some of the equipment utilized in the recovery process include laser therapy, orthotics, kinesiology tape, dry needling, manual therapy, and instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), anti-gravity treadmill, instrumented gait analysis, and Myofascial acoustic compression (shock wave) therapy.

Diabetic Neuropathy foot condition

Patients who suffer from diabetic neuropathy lack the protective sensation. The patient will, therefore, not sense traumas, weight, or pain in their feet. As a result of continuous exposure to factors like pain or injury, the feet can develop deformities, infections, ulceration, damaged tissues, and elevated plantar pressure. The main cause of vascular impairment in diabetic neuropathy is peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Diabetes increases the risks of the patient suffering from PAD, while Ischemia hinders the normal healing process of the wound. When the rate of ulcer exudation is increased, there is a high chance that the patient will suffer from a diabetic foot infection. When diabetic foot infections are not adequately treated, and they continue to develop, they might result in low glycemic regulation. If not properly treated, there is a high probability that the diabetic foot infection can spread to other body parts resulting in septic infections, which are life-threatening.