Foot & Ankle Pain in Columbia

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Suffering from Foot and Ankle Pain in Columbia

Are you constantly plagued by foot and ankle pain, hindering your daily activities and diminishing your quality of life? Whether your discomfort results from an acute injury or a chronic condition, there is hope for relief. A podiatrist has proven to be a valuable resource in rehabilitating injured extremities and alleviating both acute and chronic pain. At Accelerate Therapy and Performance, our team of licensed podiatrists dedicated to helping you regain your mobility and lead a pain-free life.

Understanding Foot and Ankle Pain

Your feet bear the weight of your body daily, making them crucial for your mobility. Even simple tasks like climbing stairs, walking to the office, or driving can become excruciating when foot and ankle pain strike. The origins of this discomfort can vary widely, but our expert podiatrists are here to guide you on the path to recovery.

Personalized Care for Foot and Ankle Pain

Our approach begins with a comprehensive assessment by our podiatrists to pinpoint the root cause of your pain. Once identified, we craft a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs.

Your treatment plan typically incorporates specialized manual therapy techniques, targeted exercises, and stretching routines. These interventions aim to restore joint mobility, enhance balance, and strengthen your foot and ankle muscles. Additionally, we may introduce balance board exercises and other specialized services to expedite your healing process.

As part of our commitment to your well-being, we may explore lifestyle adjustments or recommend orthotic footwear to prevent future issues.

Common Causes of Foot and Ankle Pain

Foot and ankle pain can arise suddenly from an acute injury or develop gradually due to an underlying chronic condition. Some common causes, as noted by the Mayo Clinic, include:

Fallen Arches

When the tendons in your foot fail to form a proper arch, it can lead to discomfort or pain over time, a condition known as “fallen arches” or “flat feet.”


Inflammatory conditions like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis can significantly affect your foot and ankle joints, causing pain and stiffness.

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

This condition occurs when the tarsal tunnel, a nerve running from the ankle to the foot, becomes pinched and inflamed.

Plantar Fasciitis

Inflammation in the connective tissue on the bottom of your foot is often caused by overuse, improper posture, or inadequate arch support in footwear.


Irritation and discomfort result when tendons rub against anti-friction sacs known as “bursae.”


Prolonged inflammation of tendons due to excessive overuse.


Excessive force or trauma can lead to bone fractures in the foot or ankle, necessitating extended recovery periods.

Strains and Sprains

Muscle or tendon stretching or tearing results in strains, while ligament stretching or tearing leads to sprains.

The Role Our Podiatrists Play

Whether your foot and ankle pain is acute or chronic, Accelerate Therapy and Performance is your destination for relief. Our podiatrists begin with a thorough assessment to identify the root cause of your pain. For acute injuries, we may recommend RICE treatment (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) in the initial stages to reduce swelling.

As you progress in your recovery journey, our treatments become more specialized, aligning with your unique needs. Our holistic approach focuses on restoring your physical performance and preventing future problems.

Your treatment plan includes a blend of exercises and stretching exercises designed to restore joint mobility, enhance balance, and strengthen foot and ankle muscles. We may introduce balance board exercises and offer specialized services like ice and heat therapies, manual therapy, ultrasound, or cold laser therapy. We aim to alleviate pain, enhance circulation, and guide you toward lifestyle changes or orthotic footwear choices to safeguard against future issues.

Reclaim Your Mobility in Columbia

Don’t allow foot and ankle pain to dictate your life. Accelerate Therapy and Performance is your partner in regaining mobility, comfort, and overall function, free from the constraints of pain. Contact us today to schedule your appointment with our dedicated podiatrist. Let us help you get back on your feet swiftly and enjoy life fully.