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Knee, Ankle and Foot Problems

 

Knee Pain
Soft tissue injuries of the knee are some of the most common and clinically challenging musculoskeletal disorders. Knee pain and related symptoms may derive from damage to one or more of the soft tissue structures that stabilize and cushion the knee joint (including the ligaments, muscles, tendons, and menisci).
Patients with knee pain are frequently given quadriceps strengthening exercises by their therapists. However, in my experience, I have found that strengthening alone is not enough to resolve many of these difficult problems. Deep tissue techniques to release areas of tight myofascia around the knee can provide rapid and dramatic relief of knee pain.


Ankle Sprains
The history of an ankle sprain is usually that of an inversion-type twist of the foot followed by pain and swelling. An individual with an ankle sprain can almost always walk on the foot, albeit carefully and with pain.
The treatment for acute sprain is usually rest, ice, compression and elevation (RICE). Speed of recovery can be enhanced significantly with physical therapy that reduces the swelling and pain of ankle injuries. Initially manual lymphatic drainage can rapidly reduce swelling. Later the therapist can prescribe appropriate stabilization activities to prevent further injuries.


Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is the pain caused by inflammation of the insertion of the plantar fascia on the medial process of the calcaneal tuberosity. The pain may be substantial, resulting in the alteration of daily activities.

Appropriate treatment for this painful condition includes correct footwear, stretching of tight calf muscles and plantar fascia, ice massage, ultrasound, kinesiotaping and soft tissue mobilization of tight structures. We consistently have excellent results with treatment of even difficult cases of plantar fasciitis.

 

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(406) 248-8804


2370 Avenue C Billings Montana


(off 24th Street West)


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address: 2370 Avenue C (off 24th Street West) Billings Montana

phone: 406.248.8804