Q Can physical therapy speed foot injury recovery?
Yes! Physical therapy and laser therapy are often recommended as part of a comprehensive treatment and rehab plan for a host of foot and ankle injuries and issues, including bunion and hammertoe surgery, heel pain, neuropathy conditions, joint problems, and more.
Physical therapy as well as laser treatments, when assigned and performed correctly, can help you regain range of motion, strengthen supporting muscles and tendons, reduce swelling, and improve circulation, which helps your body heal faster by delivering more oxygen to starving tissues and filtering waste products more efficiently.
At first it may not feel like physical therapy is helping, but stick with it! Harvey Danciger, DPM cares deeply about getting you back to full health as quickly as possible; following your therapy instructions (whether part of a conservative treatment plan or postoperative rehabilitation) is an important step in this process. To schedule an appointment with the doctor at our Palm Desert, CA podiatry office, contact us online or dial 760-568-0108 today.