Foot and Ankle Pain Relief Costa Mesa, CA

If You’re Experiencing Foot and Ankle Pains, PT Can Help

Physical Therapy Can Help You Get Back on Your Feet

You spend an incredible amount of time using your feet every day, and if you are suffering from foot and ankle pain, your life can be greatly impacted. It can cause agony when taking the stairs, walking a block to your office, or even driving your car.

Physical therapy has been proven to help with the rehabilitation of injured extremities, in addition to providing relief for both acute and chronic pain. Foot and ankle pain can stem from a variety of different causes, but Power Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine can help get you back on track. Request an appointment today with a licensed Costa Mesa, CA physical therapist and learn more about how our services can benefit you!

How can physical therapy treat foot and ankle pain?

Whether you are suffering from an acute injury or chronic condition in your foot or ankle, you can find relief at Power Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine. Our Costa Mesa, CA physical therapists will conduct a thorough examination to find what is causing your pain, and then a personalized treatment plan will be created for you specifically.

Your treatment plan will typically include a combination of specialized hands-on manual therapy techniques, exercises and stretching, in order to restore joint mobility, improve balance, and strengthen the foot and ankle muscles. Your treatment plan may also include exercises on a balance board, as well as other specialized services. Power Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine will do all we can to ease your pain quickly and boost your circulation. We will also evaluate and recommend lifestyle changes or orthotic footwear to prevent more problems in the future.

Why am I experiencing foot and ankle pain?

Your feet and your ankles are complex mechanical structures that must work together in harmony in order to function at their optimal level. The ankle joint consists of three bones that all must interact with one another correctly, along with the various connective tissues that hold the assembly of the joint together, according to the Arthritis Foundation.

The foot is even more complex, containing approximately two dozen bones, 30 joints, and over 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Because there are many complicated structures that make up your feet and ankles, pain in those areas is a very common affliction. An injury to your foot or ankle can result in pain so severe that you avoid putting weight down on your foot. This leaves you with only two options; hopping around, risking injury to your other foot, or worse, being stuck in a chair, unable to go anywhere and take care of yourself or others. Even mild pain can cause physical limitations to your daily life, and burden those around you.

Why did I develop foot or ankle pain?

Foot and ankle pain can occur suddenly due to an acute injury, or it can develop over time in relation to a chronic, underlying condition. According to the Mayo Clinic, there are several common causes of foot pain and ankle pain, including:

Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation in the connective tissue on the bottom of your foot. This can occur from aggravated overuse, such as constant standing, improper posture, or footwear that lacks proper arch support.

Fallen arches

Your foot contains several tendons that work together to form your arch. When the tendons pull together properly, your foot will form a proper arch. However, when the tendons do not pull together properly, your foot will form a very small arch or no arch at all. This is referred to as “fallen arch” or “flat foot” and can cause pain or discomfort with time.

Tarsal tunnel syndrome

Tarsal tunnel syndrome occurs when the tarsal tunnel never becomes pinched and inflamed. This nerve runs from the ankle to the foot.


A fracture occurs from excessive force or trauma to the bone, causing it to crack or break entirely. A fracture to the foot or ankle could result in weeks of downtime to ensure proper healing.


Bursitis occurs when the tendons rub against the “bursae” or anti-friction sacs, causing them to become irritated and uncomfortable.


Tendinitis occurs from excessive overuse of the tendons, causing them to become inflamed for a long time.


Arthritis is a common inflammatory condition that affects the joints and results in pain; the most common types including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Both types of arthritis can greatly impact the foot and ankle joints.

Strains and sprains

A strain occurs when a muscle or tendon is stretched, while a sprain occurs when a ligament is stretched too far or torn.

Get back on your feet today

Click the link below to schedule a call with us if you would like to get some solid advice given to you over the phone. The phone call is complimentary and there is no obligation to book any appointments with us after the call is over. Our goal is to help you make the right decision about what to do next for the best.

If you would like to know how the Physical Therapy team at Power Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine can help you relieve your pain and return to work – we invite you to start with a completely free, no-obligation, risk free appointment at our clinic:

Note: This Free Discovery 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 discovery 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.

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Here’s The People We’ve Helped Recently With Their Foot and Ankle Pain

Please enjoy these case-studies of other people just like you who came to see the Physical Therapy Team at Power Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine - and left much healthier and happier.

Theresia S Success Story from Power Physical Therapy

I arrived at Power PT shortly after major surgery to my left leg and ankle. I had fallen downstairs at work and then needed emergency surgery to mend a broken tibia, fibula, and a shattered ankle. Dr. Nowlin first saw me when I had numerous screws in my leg and ankle, a 6-8 inch plate along the lower portion of my leg/ankle, and a rod running down the length of my tibia. I was in pain and needed to build strength and walk. Dr. Nowlin was a God-send, and determined to get me to where I needed to be…he knew what was possible, and he didn’t let up for a minute. Before the second surgery to take out all the hardware, I was not able to walk down stairs easily - I had to take each step by bringing one foot to the other at each step. However, after the second surgery, and after a few weeks using the RRT method, I discovered I could walk down stairs normally – one foot at each step. This was a “hurrah” moment!!

- Theresia S.

Katie S Success Story from Power Physical Therapy

Before coming to therapy I was very limited in movement and didn’t trust my ankle to be able to do simple things such as jumping or planting. Since I’ve been doing therapy, I find myself moving much easier in everyday life and being able to do a lot more with basketball. Even though I am still not fully cleared, I finally do not feel like I am hurt anymore. I think the hands-on work has really loosened up how tight my ankle has been after surgery. Thank you for everything and helping me ensure that my senior year is the best ever. I’m excited to no longer be limited by this injury!

- Katie S.

Jim C Success Story from Power Physical Therapy

When I came in for the initial consultation for my ankle, Dr. Nowlin’s comment was, “Wow! I’ve never seen one that bad before!” Then again we were dealing with a severed ligament that was integral for support and stability. Dr. Nowlin also explained that due to the injury I had suffered nerve damage. After a couple of weeks, I was walking without pain again though I still had a little pain depending on the angle that my ankle was in. A few weeks later, that was gone.

- Jim C.

Elizabeth R. Success Story from Power Physical Therapy

In January I began a boot camp for the first time. After a couple of months of burpees and mountain climbers, my right foot hurt. I walked on it for a few days more until I was limping. I could no longer put my weight on my foot. I came for help in March. I began therapy and in a week I could walk normally. Thank you!

- Elizabeth R.

Amber B Success Story from Power Physical Therapy

I came to physical therapy with a strange heel injury that I wasn’t even sure physical therapy would help solve, but in four weeks I am pain-free. Before, any sort of pressure on the back of my heel, including wearing shoes, would cause pain. Now I’m back to wearing shoes and can even jog with no pain. The staff and doctor were very helpful and friendly at every visit.

- Amber B.