Foot & Ankle Pain

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Injured in Pain or Unsure of What to Do

Suffering from an injury or being in pain can be extremely frustrating. Our team of experts can quickly pinpoint what’s going on and help you get back to your active lifestyle quickly.

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Have you been told surgery is your only option or that nothing can be done? We hear this all the time and would love to see if we can help you.

Are you currently plagued by persistent foot and ankle pain?

Do you find yourself struggling with discomfort, stiffness, or continuous agony in your lower extremities?

It's a common misconception to believe that such symptoms will simply fade away on their own. You might attribute them to factors like wearing uncomfortable shoes, the natural process of aging, or engaging in activities that put strain on your feet and ankles.

Unfortunately, despite the absence of an obvious cause, the pain persists and shows no signs of subsiding.

Rest assured, you're not alone in this struggle. At our clinics, we frequently encounter cases of individuals seeking relief and answers for their ongoing foot and ankle pain. Many mistakenly believe that the pain will miraculously vanish overnight, only to discover that it worsens over time.

Can you relate to this frustrating situation?

Another common scenario many of our patient's experience is being advised to rest and “try these painkillers” to see if it improves.

However, this advice seldom yields the best results, and after six weeks, they find themselves returning to the doctor because the pain hasn't subsided.

Unfortunately, they are often prescribed stronger medications and advised to rest even more or they result in injections or surgery they may not need.

Has something similar happened to you?

The reasons why foot and ankle pain persists longer than expected can be perplexing, particularly when you receive conflicting explanations from various sources. It's not uncommon for well-meaning individuals to offer advice, but not all of it is reliable or credible.

Perhaps you initially believed that a specific incident, such as a misstep or overexertion, was responsible for your foot and ankle pain. However, the reality often reveals that years of overuse or underlying conditions have contributed to the weakened structures in your lower extremities, with those incidents merely serving as triggers for the underlying issue.

Dealing with foot and ankle pain can be confusing and disheartening, especially when you're uncertain about the best approach for relief. Consequently, many individuals resign themselves to accepting the pain as a normal part of life.

Nevertheless, it's crucial to recognize that foot and ankle pain is not a normal state, and there are effective solutions available to help you conquer it.

What Causes Foot & Ankle Pain

Foot & Ankle Pain Conditions We Treat are the Most Common Causes of Foot & Ankle Pain in the Conditions We Treat



Fallen Arches


Plantar Fasciitis

Strains and Sprains


Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Arthritis is a common inflammatory condition that affects joints and causes foot pain. Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the most common types. Both types of arthritis can significantly impact the foot and ankle joints. Arthritis can affect people of all ages.

Several tendons work together to form the arch of your foot. Your foot will create a proper arch when the tendons pull together correctly. Your foot will form a minimal arch or no arch at all if the tendons do not pull together properly. This is known as a “fallen arch” or “flat foot,” which can cause pain or discomfort in the long run.

Sprains and strains occur frequently and are often confused with one another! A sprain happens when a ligament is overstretched or torn, whereas a strain occurs when a muscle or tendon is overstretched. A physical therapist should evaluate both of these injuries to ensure no long-term damage occurs.

This condition happens when the tarsal tunnel (the nerve that runs from the ankle to the foot) becomes pinched and painfully inflamed. Sharp, shooting pains, “pins and needles” sensations, and burning sensations in the feet are all symptoms.

Bursitis occurs when the tendons rub against the anti-friction sacs known as “bursae,” causing irritation and discomfort. This condition can also affect your elbow, shoulder, and hip, but it most commonly involves your foot and heel.

A fracture occurs when the bone is subjected to excessive force or trauma, causing it to crack or break completely. A foot or ankle fracture could necessitate weeks of rest to ensure proper healing.

Inflammation of the connective tissue on the bottom of the foot causes plantar fasciitis. This might happen due to aggravated usage, such as prolonged standing, poor posture, or improper arch support in footwear.

Tendonopathy describes any problem with a tendon, including disease, injury, or disorder.

  • Tendinitis: Tendinitis is defined as an inflammation of the tendon. Acute injuries, including minor or partial tearing, can produce an inflammatory response.
  • Tendonosis: Tendinosis describes a dysfunctional tendon and typically does not specify the pathological process. It generally is used to describe overuse-type conditions.
  • Tenosynovitis: This condition is often thought to be an overuse problem and is likely due to inflammation and/or irritation between a tendon and its surrounding synovial sheath (i.e., a thin layer of tissue surrounding a tendon).
  • Tendon tears and ruptures: A tendon tear/rupture is a partial or complete tear of your tendon. An injury causes most tears during sports or a fall.
  • Peroneal tendonitis: The peroneal tendons are located on the outer aspect of the lower leg. Peroneal tendonitis is inflammation of the tendons that are often the result of overusing the tendons or a sudden injury such as an ankle sprain.
  • Achilles tendinopathy: Achilles tendinopathy is often associated with degenerative changes, usually due to overuse and excessive chronic stress upon the tendon. It can be seen both in athletes and non-athletes. For some, the pathological changes may or may not be associated with an Achilles tendon tear. A lack of flexibility or a stiff Achilles tendon can increase the risk of these injuries.
  • Posterior tibialis tendonitis: The tibialis posterior muscle is located deep in the back compartment of the lower leg. It is a key stabilizing muscle supporting the medial arch of the foot.

The posterior tibialis is often associated with shin splints due to overuse from running and other intensive weight-bearing activities such as jumping.

Overuse of the tendons can become chronic and excruciatingly painful over time, exacerbating the situation. Even simple tasks, such as walking to the end of the driveway to check the mail, can be complex with tendinitis.

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  • You held the belief that over time, your foot and ankle pain resulting from an injury would naturally heal and diminish.

  • You experimented with prescribed medications, dissatisfied with their side effects, and discovered that they merely provided temporary relief while the pain consistently resurfaced.

  • You were advised to accept the presence of persistent foot and ankle discomfort as an inevitable part of your life and learn to manage it.

  • You sought help from online resources, attempting various exercises, but unfortunately, they failed to alleviate the pain and discomfort and sometimes even exacerbated the symptoms.

  • You explored alternative treatments, such as massage therapy, chiropractic care, or specialized physical therapy, hoping for significant improvement, but unfortunately, they did not yield the desired results, leading to wasted time and resources.

  • You believed that taking a break from physical activity and allowing your foot and ankle to rest would promote healing, but to your frustration, the pain persisted, leaving you feeling disheartened.

Our Approach to Treating the Foot & Ankle

If you’re serious about making a full recovery from your foot or ankle injury but just have some unanswered questions, then download a copy of Dr. Scott’s best-selling book and learn about our approach — the Gray Methodⓒ.

In This Book, You’ll Learn:

  • Our Specialized Approach to Assessing and Treating the Foot & Ankle – the Gray Method ⓒ

  • Uncover & Learn About the Most Common Foot & Ankle Diagnosises We Treat

  • Discover Why and How the Foot Affects the Rest of the Body

  • Why Surgery Should ALWAYS Be Your Last Resort

  • The Main Reason Behind Most Musculoskeletal Injuries, Hypermobility.

  • The Risks and Benefits of Injections
  • Why Massages, Chiropractic Care, and Traditional Physical Therapy Usually Don’t Work

  • Plus, Much, Much, More

Get in Contact With Us Today About Your Foot or Ankle If…

  • You're Tired of the Medications That Leave You Feeling Groggy or Nauseous, Providing Only Temporary Relief of Pain.

  • You’re Tired of Wearing a Brace to Protect the Injured Area.

  • Your Sleep Is Disrupted and  Interferes with Your Daily Life.

  • Your Foot or Ankle Hinders Your Ability to Maintain a Healthy, Active Lifestyle.

  • The Persistent and Mysterious Nature of Your Injury Leaves You Perplexed.

  • You've Been Told to “SLOW DOWN” and Accept Your Pain As Is  Online Exercises Failed to Alleviate Your Injury and, in Some Cases, Made It Worse.

  • You’re Tired of Icing or Using the Heating Pad Before or After a Bout of Exercise.

  • Alternative Treatments Like Massage Left You Disappointed, Wasting Time and Money.

  • You’re Tired of RESTING

  • You’re Ready to Get to the Root Cause of Your Injury and Get Back in Motion…

Our Foot & Ankle Treatment Success Stories

Andre Nesfield

Lee Country Strikers Coach

Randy Henderson

Former Mayor of Fort Myers

Doug M.

Foot/Ankle Pain Patient

Are You Ready to Get Back in Motion?

Here’s How Most People Start Their Journey…

If you're uncertain about your next steps, download our free report to discover what you should avoid doing and explore natural ways to effectively ease your pain.

Get a copy of the Fixing the Cause & Not the Symptoms book and learn more about our approach to treating musculoskeletal injuries.

Take the next step to overcoming your pain, stiffness, or injury by contacting our office today to discuss how we can help you.