Ankle & Foot Pain Relief

These ankle & foot pain relief exercises and stretches cover everything from plantar fasciitis and sprained ankles to toe cramps, foot cramps and achilles tendon stretches. Watch as Doctor Jo demonstrates a variety of physical therapy exercises and stretches for ankle & foot pain.

Ankle Impingement Stretches
An ankle impingement can be anterior or posterior. While these stretches & exercises are mainly to help with an anterior ankle impingement, they can also help with a posterior ankle impingement.
TENS for Foot Pain Relief
Foot pain comes from a variety of things. Since circulation is often not as great in the feet, using a TENS Unit can help reduce pain and increase overall blood flow to the area.
Heel Pain
Heel pain can be caused by a number of things such as heel spurs (or bone spurs), Achilles tendonitis, and plantar fasciitis.These treatments should help relieve the pain.
Foot / Ankle Stretches
It’s Foot / Ankle Stretches & Exercises Day in my Whole Body Wellness Challenge for beginners! This real-time foot/ankle routine is simple, but effective in helping strengthen the feet/ankles & relieve pain.
Ankle Swelling
Swelling in the feet and ankles can be from a number of things. Often it is from an injury, but it can be an injury at your foot, ankle, knee, hip, or even back since the fluid or swelling will often follow gravity.
Flat Feet Treatments
Flat feet, also known as fallen arches, can cause a lot of problems in our feet, knees, and hips. Usually there is a little bit of space underneath our feet where the arch is, but when the arch falls, there is no more space and it changes the mechanics of our gait.
TENS Unit for Ankle Pain
A TENS / EMS Unit can be a great tool for helping to reduce and relieve ankle pain. Here are some pad placements to help relieve different types of ankle pain.
Relieve Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the fascia on the bottom of the foot, but sometimes the cause of the irritation is not from your foot. It can actually come from an issue in your back, hips, or knees.
Ankle Sprain
Ankle sprains are different grades depending on how severe they are. These ankle sprain treatments are for an early sprain where you want to get some movement, but you don’t want to overdo it.
Relieve Peripheral Neuropathy
Peripheral neuropathy is basically when the peripheral nerves become damaged. One of the most common symptoms is a numb and tingly “pins and needles” feeling in the hands and/or feet. Here are some stretches & exercises that can help provide relief in the legs.
Fasciitis Pain Relief
Plantar fasciitis can be caused by many things including fallen or weak arches. These stretches & exercises can help relieve the plantar fasciitis pain.
Peripheral Neuropathy
Peripheral neuropathy is basically when you have damage to your peripheral nerves from either a trauma or disease. This can cause your hands and/or feet become numb and tingly. I'll focus on the feet/legs for this video.
Ankle Strengthening Exercises
These ankle strengthening exercises can help rehab your ankle or improve your overall balance and gait. Using a resistive band can help increase your strength with a 4-way ankle exercise routine.
Ankle Pain Relief
This ankle pain relief exercises routine can help strengthen, relieve pain, and loosen up the muscles around the ankle and foot area. These ankle exercises are done in real time, so it’s easy to follow along with the routine.
Heel Pain Relief
Heel pain can come from plantar fasciitis, heel spurs (or bone spurs), & Achilles tendonitis. It can also be caused by muscle imbalances or alignment issues higher up in the knee, hip, or back.

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