Toe pain can be caused by a variety of different factors, and have a serious impact on your ability to complete routine daily tasks. In this physical therapy education article, we are going to talk about the causes and symptoms of toe pain, and how a physical therapist can help alleviate your toe pain.
Causes of Toe Pain
Despite being so small, our toes are integral to our ability to walk, stand, run, and more. Toe pain can be caused by a variety of injuries and conditions. Here are some of the most common:
- Toe sprains or bruises
- Toe fractures
- Hammer toes
How a Physical Therapist can Help
A physical therapist can work with you to identify underlying causes of the toe pain and develop a treatment strategy that fits your needs. Depending on your specific situation, treatment may involve stretches, exercises, or other modalities that will help reduce your pain and improve your mobility. Perhaps best of all, physical therapy is non-invasive and acts as a fantastic alternative to surgery. As such, it’s best practice to try physical therapy and other non-invasive treatments before moving forward with surgery. If a surgical procedure is required, physical therapy can help after the fact, to speed up recovery post-op.
Physical Therapy Appointments
If you are trying to set up an appointment with a physical therapy clinic in the Twin Cities, look no further than OrthoRehab Specialists. With nearly three decades of experience, our physical therapy experts have the skills needed to address your situation and get you moving again! We have referral relationships with more than 600 local providers, and also offer direct access to physical therapy for those who do not have a referral. Contact us today to learn more about our services and to set up your appointment at our Minneapolis or Edina clinics.
PT of Costa Rican National Soccer Team for 2007 World Cup in Victoria, CAN. Clinical Instructor for University of Minnesota Doctor of Physical Therapy Affiliations