Foot/Ankle Pain - Impact Physical Therapy & Wellness can help %

Foot and Ankle Pain

if you are dealing with foot and ankle pain, you've come to the right place...WITHOUT Taking Painkillers and WITHOUT Having To rely on Wearing A Support or Brace...

Common Foot/Ankle Conditions Treated Here: 

Here is a list of frequently treated Foot and Ankle conditions that we see in our clinic: 

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendinitis/Tendinosis
  • Posterior Tibial Tendinitis/Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome
  • Peroneal Tendinitis
  • Various Fractures and Ligamentous Sprains
  • Shin Splints
  • Muscle Strains
  • Flat Foot
  • Bursitis
  • Various Biomechanical Dysfunctions of the Foot
  • Sports Rehab
  • Bunions
  • Post-Surgical Tendon/Ligament Repair/Reconstruction
  • Post-Surgical Reconstruction of the Foot (Alignment Correction)
  • Neuromas
  • Neuropathies

What causes foot and/or Ankle Pain?

Ankle pain can be caused by a variety of conditions, such as sprain, strain, tendinitis and arthritis. Ankle sprains and strains are one of the most common musculoskeletal injuries. These types of injuries can occur on both sides of the ankle joint. Typically, sudden stretching or sudden twisting causes an ankle sprain or strain. There may be pain, swelling or even a tear. Usually, an x-ray is done to rule out a fracture. Treatment for an ankle sprain or strain generally includes applying ice, getting rest and, depending of severity of the injury, limiting the amount of weight-bearing on the ankle. Anti-inflammatory meds can reduce both pain and swelling. Physical Therapy may be part of the rehabilitation process.

Tendinitis is a swelling of the tendon. In the ankle, it can involve the peroneal tendon, the posterior tibial tendon or the Achilles tendon. Tendinitis can result from an overuse injury, running or diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. All kinds of tendinitis typically cause inflammation, pain and tenderness. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory meds, immobilizing the area and applying ice are the first line of treatment for tendinitis. Physical therapy is very effective in the treatment of tendinitis. 

Foot pain can be caused by many things. One of the most common foot pain issues we see is Plantar Fasciitis. It is estimated that at least 10% of the population will have Plantar Fasciitis at some point in their life. Plantar Fasciitis is characterized by pain at or near the heel when putting weight on your feet after prolonged periods of sitting. The pain experienced can be sharp and very severe. It typically loosens a little after you have been on your feet for a little while. It can also be aggravated by prolonged standing or walking as well. You can also have Planter Fasciitis away from the heel in the arch of your foot, specifically with activity or when not wearing supportive shoes or orthotics. Typically specific exercises to stretch the muscles of the lower leg and foot will work. Sometimes orthotics are needed as well. If symptoms are still not getting better then Physical Therapy is needed with various modalities applied such as EPAT Shockwave Therapy. Physical Therapy with EPAT has a 90% success rate with Plantar Fasciitis.  

Another ailment that can cause foot pain is arthritis. There are three major types arthritis: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and posttraumatic arthritis. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition where the cartilage gradually begins to wear away. Pain and stiffness worsen over time. It results in a painful rubbing of bone on bone. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease. It can affect the ankle and foot joints. The body’s immune cells attack the synovium covering the foot’s joints. Pain and joint deformity are common with rheumatoid arthritis.

After an injury, posttraumatic arthritis can develop in the ankle or foot. Previous fractures and dislocations are the most common conditions that can lead to posttraumatic arthritis. Like osteoarthritis, the joints begin to wear away. And it may take many years for this to occur after the injury.

physical Therapy for foot and ankle pain

Physical therapists utilize a combination of therapy techniques to relieve foot pain and ankle pain. Soft tissue and joint mobilizations are done to restore muscle activation and proper joint mechanics. Manual therapy may be used to improve mobility of the ankle and foot along with reducing pain. Therapeutic exercises and activities are targeted to the affected foot structures. Proprioceptive and balance training is also frequently implemented.

Some passive modalities that physical therapists use to treat injuries to the foot and ankle include electrical stimulation, ultrasound, ice and heat therapy and massage. At Impact Physical Therapy, we also utilize a unique treatment called Shockwave Therapy that may be very beneficial to accelerate to healing process. These treatment methods increase blood flow and circulation to enhance healing, reduce inflammation, reduce pain and improve mobility. When you come to your first visit, a full evaluation is done, goals are discussed and an individualized treatment plan is designed to target your specific needs.

Are you suffering from foot pain or ankle pain? Don’t delay any longer. Contact us at our Sioux City and Akron locations for a comprehensive evaluation. Our physical therapists have helped many other patients who suffer from ankle and foot pain and can help you, too. The path to your recovery is just a phone call away.

If you’re currently living with Foot and Ankle pain, here’s 7 more reasons why it could be lasting longer than it should:

  • 1. You thought it would go away on it’s own - but it didn’t
  • 2. You went to the Doctor who told you to rest and take painkillers - but pills did nothing to help. All they did was ‘mask’ the pain - and as soon as they wore off your Foot/Ankle Pain stopped you in your tracks again
  • 3. Family members, or friends, told you everybody gets Foot and Ankle pain as they get older, so you just accepted it
  • 4. You sought help from other Healthcare Professionals or a Physical Therapist in the past, but nothing they said or did seemed to help 
  • 5. Tried using things like supports but they’ve done nothing to help make the pain any better
  • 6. You thought it would be a good idea to rest because you experienced severe pain and swelling in your feet/ankles, but it still irritates you daily
  • 7. You tried a few exercises from ‘Youtube’ - but they felt painful when you did them, and did nothing to ease the pain

If any of these have happened to you, we would love to help you and invite you to book a call to speak with one of our Physical Therapists at our clinic to find out what can be done to help you.

And now some good news for you…

If you have tried any or all of the above things already, it is actually a GOOD THING. It’s good because when we are able to determine what doesn’t or hasn’t worked - we are that much closer to helping you find the thing that does!

Click the link below to schedule a phone call with us for some helpful advice for your problem. The phone call is complimentary and there is no obligation to book any appointments with us after the call is over. Our goal simply is to help you make the right decision about what to do next for your health.

“WHAT CAN I DO TO GET RID OF MY foot/ankle PAIN QUICKLY?”...

Well, here's 4 things you can do:

  • 1. First off, you need to make a decision about getting help. So many people rest for weeks, hoping that the pain will ‘just go away with time’. But then 6 months down the line they’re still putting up with it, and nothing’s changed… Or the pain and swelling gets worse
  • 2. Next, do the RIGHT exercises - one of the best things to help you ease your Foot/Ankle pain is to do the right series of progressive exercises - the right exercises given to you by a Physical Therapist will help reduce pain, and allow you to move freely again quick - and make sure that the problems don’t come back any time soon.
  • 3. Wear the right shoes - Feet are as individual as the person they are attached to. When shopping for athletic shoes (running shoes) or even casual sandals, make sure they match your feet. Low arches and high arches need to have support whether it be running or walking around. Replace your footwear regularly. Athletic shoes will typically breakdown after 300 mi or 6 months. You can retire your worn shoes to yardwork duties. Go to a specialty footwear store that can fit you correctly.
  • 4. Get real, “hands-on” Physical Therapy – Physical Therapy is proven to help people with Foot/Ankle pain. In fact, at Impact Physical Therapy and Wellness, it’s one of the most common issues we see people living with. If your Foot/Ankle pain is affecting your job, if it stops you from keeping active, or if it threatens your independence and gets in the way of spending quality time with family and friends – Physical Therapy can help get you back to living the life you deserve as quickly as possible.

If you would like to know how the Physical Therapy team at Impact Physical Therapy and Wellness can help you live with less foot/ankle pain - we invite you to start with a completely free, no-obligation, risk free appointment at our clinic in the Morningside area of Sioux City and in Akron.

Note: This Free Taster Session is something that we offer to people who are very nervous or skeptical about Physical Therapy - unsure of its benefits or if it is right for them. If that sounds like you, then please start with a free taster session so that we can work with you to find out what is wrong and what can be done - without any financial risk on your part.

So the next question is:

“How Can Choosing to See a Physical Therapist at Impact Physical Therapy and Wellness Help You Get Rid of Your foot and ankle Pain - In The Next Few Days?”

  • We can quickly take away the pain and stiffness - often inside a couple of sessions.
  • We can help you find out what’s really going on, and get to the root cause of your Foot or Ankle pain once and for all - often inside 20 minutes
  • Pain can “zap” you of energy and limit your ability to be active - we can help you to enjoy sleeping at night and living with more energy each day
  • We will ensure that your problem is “corrected” and “healed” properly - and we will provide you with the perfect set of exercises that will speed up your recovery 
  • We can help you put an end to needing to take all of those painkillers which are obviously not very good for your health long-term
  • Impact Wellness and Physical Therapy can help you get through the day without having to rely on wearing a support to help ease the pain
  • We can help you avoid surgery - and painful injections
  • We can help you keep out of the Doctor’s waiting room...
  • Impact Wellness and Physical Therapy can help you get back to enjoying quality time with family and friends that Foot/Ankle pain has taken from you...
  • We can help you to finally return to walking up and down the stairs, and getting out and about without dull, aching foot and ankle pain stopping you in your tracks
  • Basically… the Physical Therapy Team and Impact Physical Therapy can help you get back to living life free from daily, annoying and chronic Foot and Ankle pain

If you want to know what it costs - and what availability we have at our clinic, then please just click the button below and complete the short form:

What Other People Are Saying About impact Physical Therapy

Keith worked on my plantar fasciitis and he was fabulous. I had let the problem go on too long, and could barely walk. Keith gave me exercises to do at home and he worked on my foot in the office, and I have seen significant improvement. I feel very comfortable in the office and am so happy I found Impact Physical Therapy!
Holly Monkelien
Holly Monkelien
10 months ago
The staff at Impct Physical Therapy and Wellness are fantastic!! Caring and concerned people who listen to your questions, concerns, and explain what each procedure does and its effectiveness and benefits. I highly recommend getting the help you need with these experts on any of your physical therapy needs !! I am an example of one of their successful expertise!
Pam Stephan
Pam Stephan
10 months ago
Everyone was very friendly. It was nice to come in and see the smiling faces. Each day I came in and talked to them as I was trying to work on the physical therapy. I was surprised how fast it went and what a differnece I have no more pain as i get up now.
Jamie Bertrand
Jamie Bertrand
10 months ago
Impact Physical Therapy is amazing! Between vertigo and on going lower back pain they managed to eliminate the vertigo and help me get on my way to making my back what it should be! They are always there to help and motivate you when you need it-I highly recommend them!!
Samantha Junge
Samantha Junge
10 months ago
I would recommend impact physical therapy to anyone who is in need. My shoulder was bothering me for months and within 7 sessions I am back to normal. Keith has great expertise and is very helpful. It isn’t just come in and do some exercises. They care about why you are there and make rehab fun. Everyone is down to earth and outgoing.
Wes Yates
Wes Yates
10 months ago
Keith is amazing. He is very knowledgeable, personable, and cares about his patients. My experience here has been the best of any PT experience I've had. I was sad when I completed my program as it was fun to go in and see Keith and the staff. I made huge improvements during my pt sessions. Anyone who needs pt should give them a call!
Alicia E
Alicia E
10 months ago
Fantastic therapy group, my patients really enjoy going here and they always tell me how great the service and care is!
Michael Doarn
Michael Doarn
a month ago
I was very pleased with the physical therapy I received at Impact. I went in thinking I needed help in one area and they figured out there were other underlying issues and helped me work through them. They were great to work with and made therapy enjoyable!
Jay Hoogendyk
Jay Hoogendyk
2 months ago
They provide excellent quality of care to patients. Work around your schedule and celebrate your success.
Kristen Cuffman
Kristen Cuffman
3 months ago
I had some problems with my elbow and shoulders. I am so much better with the exercises I am doing. Thanks to the whole team for helping me. I would recommend you guys to help other people with their weaknesses.
Karen Hageman
Karen Hageman
5 months ago
I was referred to Keith Roed at Impact Physical Therapy to help me with an arthritic hip. I had no idea how physical therapy could address arthritis, but was ready to try anything. I could hardly believe how good I felt after the first two treatments. Then, when I experienced a setback a short time later, Keith re-evaluated my needs and made the necessary adjustments to my treatment plan. That made an enormous difference! I have been virtually pain free for almost three weeks now and was taught the exercises I can continue doing at home to keep strengthening the muscles that affect my hip. As many of the other reviews have mentioned, not only is Keith a highly competent physical therapist, but treats his patients as people, rather than a particular set of symptoms. With Trish, his friendly receptionist, greeting me as soon as I walked in, the whole experience was incredibly positive. I would recommend Impact Physical Therapy to anyone.
Rae Wilson
Rae Wilson
7 months ago
I was referred to Impact by my physician to assist me with managing and improving lower back pain. I have battled lower back pain for years, to the point of getting an injection. Erik Nieuwenhuis has helped me become more flexible and has provided considerable resources to continue to improve my flexibility and pain prevention. The facility is very accessible and the staff are extremely accommodating. I needed early appointment times and they were able to meet that need. Highly recommend
Matthew Campbell
Matthew Campbell
7 months ago
Keith, and the staff, are amazing. The personal attention, you receive is amazing. He uses a very "hands on" approach that other Therapist lack. I've been to several other Therapy Businesses, they pay little attention to you. They truly care about you, which is uncommon in healthcare today.
Brian Hagler
Brian Hagler
7 months ago
This is the number one place in the tri-state area for treatment of tennis elbow!! I cannot say enough good things about Keith Roed ,PT. I have a three-year history of tennis elbow, seeing several different therapists, over months of therapy, along with receiving a steroid injection, chiropractic, and other treatment modalities. I DID NOT want to resort to surgery. Thank God I found Impact Wellness. Mr Roed’s Initial assessment was very extensive and impressive, as he looked over not only my elbow, but assessed muscles, joints, etc in my neck, shoulder, wrist, etc , something no other therapist or doctor had done up to this point. Trust me when I say this is not your average therapist. He is extremely dedicated to helping his clients and passionate about his work. His ideas and treatments were so different than what anyone else had done. I was lucky to come across his name while searching on the Internet for a clinic certified in ASTYM therapy. If I could give a higher rating than five stars, I would! P.S. Trish, their secretary is very friendly and helpful with scheduling appointments.
A C
A C
7 months ago
Thank you Impact Physical Therapy and Wellness for a great PT experience after my total left knee replacement. I knew the best person for me to go to for PT was Keith Roed. At my first appointment, I was welcomed by Trish; and I was thrilled to see Eric Nieuwenhuis was also on the team. Keith and Eric’s knowledge and experience provided the best treatment plan for me to regain strength, mobility and flexibility. All of the staff are professional, caring and personable. I highly recommend Impact Physical Therapy and Wellness for all physical therapy services.
Joy Caudron
Joy Caudron
8 months ago
Keith and the staff were awesome in my recovery. Great place to recoup staff was very helpful with scheduling conflicts, questions also very friendly. Pt is something new to alot of us Keith and the staff at impact were great with explaining different questions and things that come up in recovery ..i never felt rushed or hurried in my sessions, very friendly and easy to laugh and joke with. Which makes for very easy treatments . Hope to not need them again but would recommend to any friend or family that does .
Jeremy Brown
Jeremy Brown
9 months ago
Keith is fantastic at properly diagnosing the issue and developing a quality treatment plan to maximize results for his patients. Having both referred patients and being a patient my self I cannot recommend him enough!
Rhett Ruehle
Rhett Ruehle
9 months ago
Darrick Schubert
Darrick Schubert
9 months ago
I had been suffering from a very painful, severe ankle injury for three months before someone told me to go see Keith. In that time, I was hardly able to put any pressure down on my foot. It was difficult to walk, to shower, to change my own clothes; just to name a couple things. In this time, I was completely unable to go to work. I was unable to drive a car. I could not go up and down my basement stairs to do my own laundry or get food from my pantry there.The list of things I could do but only with great difficulty and the list of things I just totally could not do at all were significantly longer than the list of things I could do. My independence, my quality of life, my job and my health (physical, emotional and mental) were suffering. By the time I got to Keith, I was so depressed seeing no improvement in my condition. I felt hopeless things would ever improve. I was very scared I would never get any abilities I lost back and then what would I do?!I saw a new doctor, and he told me to go see Keith, that he could really help make a difference for me. Biggest game changer, ever!!! In even a short time with him, I was able to walk again. I could drive again. I could take a shower without having to ask someone to help me. I could go freely and safely up and down my stairs. I gained strength, confidence and hope. As we continued to work together, I was even able to go back to work!!! I really grew to enjoy my time in physical therapy with Keith. All the staff are so kind, respectful, professional, and helpful. They really make you feel like family and that you are cared for and valued. They absolutely want you to be there, and they want to see you succeed and thrive. I wish I had known about him sooner. I cannot even imagine the amount of time, resources, pain, further damage, and even more, that I could have saved myself from. I really feel like I got my life back.
ALicat 1957
ALicat 1957
9 months ago
I have been treated by Impact Physical Therapy and Wellness several times. My outcomes have all been the same, wonderful. If you are not functioning as you would like. Go see Keith he is amazing!
Marilyn Wheelock
Marilyn Wheelock
9 months ago
Kellie Ensz
Kellie Ensz
10 months ago
Kate Wilmes
Kate Wilmes
10 months ago
When I started seeing Keith, I had actually been to another physical therapist in town and had almost given up hope. I was told to live with the pain and accept I could not rotate my arm/shoulder in certain directions. I decided to try pt again, and cannot be more happy that I chose to come to Impact Physical Therapy. Keith was thorough, did regular measurements to see what needed worked on, and did the Astem therapy which also helped me heal even quicker. He stayed on top of my exercises and gave me ones that were easy to do at home as well. I went from needing help putting on certain types of clothing to having full range of motion and no pain while I move. I HIGHLY recommend going to see Keith and getting your life back!
Rachael Duncan
Rachael Duncan
10 months ago
Couldn’t be happier with my experience. You feel welcome from the moment you step in the door. I definitely wouldn’t have been able to come as far as I have from my injury without their help.
Jeff K
Jeff K
10 months ago
Impact Physical Therapy is the place to go! Keith Roed is an amazing PT, who really takes the time with his patients to listen and study what is going on before taking action. He is so knowledgeable, which is so beneficial to his clinic, staff and all of his patients. You won’t regret going to Impact Physical Therapy!
sara livingston
sara livingston
10 months ago
I had a great experience. I was able to get back range of motion I had not had in over a year in just a handful of sessions. I would highly recommend this place for physical therapy.
Brenda Orlando
Brenda Orlando
10 months ago
Working with Impact PT got me from no weight bearing after knee surgery back to running, working out and chasing my 4 kids around. If I ever need physical therapy again, I would only choose to come here 🙂
Susan Carlson
Susan Carlson
10 months ago
I want to Thank Eric and Keith for a great experience at Impact Therapy! I was skeptical about Physical Therapy as I hadn't had a great experience the last time I did PT at another location following a back surgery. Prior to this PT I was having extreme pain in my neck, numbness in my arm and virtually no sleep, but I didn't want to go through another surgery. Long story short, after just a couple visits with Impact Therapy I was seeing results. Now, after 6 weeks I'm pain free and no surgery needed! I learned the importance of good posture and some simple stretches that work amazing to keep me feeling great. I like the open conversation with these guys as they listen and focus on the pain and provided the relief that I needed. Thank you guys very much and I will definitely tell others of my success!
Brad Gaswint
Brad Gaswint
10 months ago
Impact Physical Therapy has been an amazing place of healing for my shoulders. I am grateful for the expert therapy and expertise that I have received from Eric. And now I am trained in how to maintain my healing! These guys, Eric & Keith, are friendly and professional. An awesome combination. I thank God that He sent me there!
Shawn Lohry
Shawn Lohry
10 months ago
Keith worked on my plantar fasciitis and he was fabulous. I had let the problem go on too long, and could barely walk. Keith gave me exercises to do at home and he worked on my foot in the office, and I have seen significant improvement. I feel very comfortable in the office and am so happy I found Impact Physical Therapy!
Holly Monkelien
Holly Monkelien
10 months ago
The staff at Impct Physical Therapy and Wellness are fantastic!! Caring and concerned people who listen to your questions, concerns, and explain what each procedure does and its effectiveness and benefits. I highly recommend getting the help you need with these experts on any of your physical therapy needs !! I am an example of one of their successful expertise!
Pam Stephan
Pam Stephan
10 months ago
Everyone was very friendly. It was nice to come in and see the smiling faces. Each day I came in and talked to them as I was trying to work on the physical therapy. I was surprised how fast it went and what a differnece I have no more pain as i get up now.
Jamie Bertrand
Jamie Bertrand
10 months ago
Impact Physical Therapy is amazing! Between vertigo and on going lower back pain they managed to eliminate the vertigo and help me get on my way to making my back what it should be! They are always there to help and motivate you when you need it-I highly recommend them!!
Samantha Junge
Samantha Junge
10 months ago
I would recommend impact physical therapy to anyone who is in need. My shoulder was bothering me for months and within 7 sessions I am back to normal. Keith has great expertise and is very helpful. It isn’t just come in and do some exercises. They care about why you are there and make rehab fun. Everyone is down to earth and outgoing.
Wes Yates
Wes Yates
10 months ago
Keith is amazing. He is very knowledgeable, personable, and cares about his patients. My experience here has been the best of any PT experience I've had. I was sad when I completed my program as it was fun to go in and see Keith and the staff. I made huge improvements during my pt sessions. Anyone who needs pt should give them a call!
Alicia E
Alicia E
10 months ago
Fantastic therapy group, my patients really enjoy going here and they always tell me how great the service and care is!
Michael Doarn
Michael Doarn
a month ago
I was very pleased with the physical therapy I received at Impact. I went in thinking I needed help in one area and they figured out there were other underlying issues and helped me work through them. They were great to work with and made therapy enjoyable!
Jay Hoogendyk
Jay Hoogendyk
2 months ago
They provide excellent quality of care to patients. Work around your schedule and celebrate your success.
Kristen Cuffman
Kristen Cuffman
3 months ago
I had some problems with my elbow and shoulders. I am so much better with the exercises I am doing. Thanks to the whole team for helping me. I would recommend you guys to help other people with their weaknesses.
Karen Hageman
Karen Hageman
5 months ago
I was referred to Keith Roed at Impact Physical Therapy to help me with an arthritic hip. I had no idea how physical therapy could address arthritis, but was ready to try anything. I could hardly believe how good I felt after the first two treatments. Then, when I experienced a setback a short time later, Keith re-evaluated my needs and made the necessary adjustments to my treatment plan. That made an enormous difference! I have been virtually pain free for almost three weeks now and was taught the exercises I can continue doing at home to keep strengthening the muscles that affect my hip. As many of the other reviews have mentioned, not only is Keith a highly competent physical therapist, but treats his patients as people, rather than a particular set of symptoms. With Trish, his friendly receptionist, greeting me as soon as I walked in, the whole experience was incredibly positive. I would recommend Impact Physical Therapy to anyone.
Rae Wilson
Rae Wilson
7 months ago
I was referred to Impact by my physician to assist me with managing and improving lower back pain. I have battled lower back pain for years, to the point of getting an injection. Erik Nieuwenhuis has helped me become more flexible and has provided considerable resources to continue to improve my flexibility and pain prevention. The facility is very accessible and the staff are extremely accommodating. I needed early appointment times and they were able to meet that need. Highly recommend
Matthew Campbell
Matthew Campbell
7 months ago