Ankle joint is a weight bearing joint of your legs. The bottom of your foot has the highest amount of receptors which help with balance and proprioception. Your foot and ankle are made of 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 muscles.  One quarter of bones of your body are in your feet so when your foot is out of alignment so is your whole body. For example, individuals with supinated (high arch) or pronated (flat foot) feet display difficulties in balance compared to individuals with neutral foot alignment.  ​       

Common Symptoms you may experience

  • Are you noting pain in the inside/outside of the ankle, pain at your heels, pain in your foot or pain first thing in the morning?

  • Do you have difficulty putting your foot down and bearing weight on it?

  • Are you  walking with a limp because of your ankle or foot pain?

  • Have you noted a lot of tightness/stiffness in your ankles?

  • Are you experiencing numbness/tingling in your foot or your toes?

  • Have you started to note hip, knee or low back pain after the onset of ankle pain?

  • Do you have difficulty balancing on one leg or have experienced falls due to ankle/foot pain?

Common Causes of ankle/foot pain

  • Ankle sprains

  • Tendinitis (Achilles, Peroneals, Anterior/Posterior Tibialis)

  • Plantar Fascitis

  • Gait and balance abnormalities

  • Shin Splints

  • Fractures like LisFranc fractures

  • Dislocation

  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Instability

  • Runners Heel

  • Flat Feet (Pes Planus)

  • High Arch (Pes Cavus)

  • Bunions

  • Hammer Toes

  • Gout

  • Hallux Valgus

  • Mortons Neuroma

  • Arthritis

  • Post Surgical

How we can help you


At Physis PT and Rehab we will analyze your pain, gait pattern and foot mechanics to determine the source of your pain, administering a treatment plan designed to correct them and any secondary complaints you may have. 


12 East 44th Street, 

5th Floor

New York. NY 10017

Tel: 212-706-7480


Hours Of Operation:

Mon - Fri: 9 am - 8 pm 

​​Saturday: By Appointment Only

Sunday: Closed


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