Foot And Ankle Pain Specialist

VF Physical Therapy

Physical Therapist located in Staten Island, NY

Foot and ankle pain can be excruciating even if the damage isn’t that severe, which you’ll understand if you’ve ever turned your ankle or dropped something on your foot. Vladimir Fedosseev, DPT, practicing on Staten Island, New York, is an experienced and compassionate physical therapist who excels in reducing pain and restoring function to patients who have foot and ankle pain, from minor strains to severe and disabling chronic conditions. Call Vladimir Fedosseev Physical Therapy PC today or book an appointment online.

Foot and Ankle Pain Q & A

What causes foot and ankle pain?

The two main causes of foot and ankle pain are structural injuries and chronic degeneration of the tissues and joints.

Injuries are often the cause of acute foot and ankle pain. For example, a twisted ankle or broken toe causes immediate pain. Chronic deterioration of the tissues typically arises from simple wear and tear over the years, causing a more gradual onset of pain.

What conditions are common causes of foot and ankle pain?

The causes of foot and ankle pain that Dr. Fedosseev sees most frequently are:

  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Bursitis (joint inflammation)
  • Osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease)
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sprained ankle

The foot and ankle contain many small bones as well as tendons, ligaments, nerves, and blood vessels, and of course, the ankle joint itself, all of which have to bear your weight every day. As they come under so much strain and frequently have to cope with poorly fitting, unsupportive footwear, feet and ankles are a common cause of pain.

How does physical therapy help foot and ankle pain?

Dr. Fedosseev uses a variety of physical therapies to ease foot and ankle pain and improve your mobility. These include:

  • Manual therapy
  • Massage
  • Ultrasound
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Cold and heat treatment
  • Laser therapy
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises

Dr. Fedosseev achieves outstanding results for his patients using his expertise in manual therapy in combination with state-of-the-art laser therapy to help heal damaged soft tissues.

Every patient has a one-to-one consultation with Dr. Fedosseev, during which he thoroughly assesses the cause of your foot or ankle pain and the extent of the damage. You may also undergo diagnostic imaging tests to confirm or rule out specific conditions and enable Dr. Fedosseev to see the internal structures of your foot and ankle in detail.

Once he’s made a diagnosis, Dr. Fedosseev creates a personalized treatment plan to optimize your recovery and restore pain-free foot and ankle function.

If you have pain in your feet or ankles, call Vladimir Fedosseev Physical Therapy PC today to schedule a consultation, or book an appointment online.