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How do physical therapists treat crushed foot injuries?

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A crush injury is one that has been named quite literally. When a crush injury occurs, it involves a high amount of force or pressure being applied to an area of the body. This type of injury is most common for hands and feet. When you have a crushed foot injury, this just means that your foot has become injured as a result of a large amount of force or pressure on it. Different industrial settings where crushed foot injuries are more likely to occur include places where one might become involved in an accident involving machinery or vehicles. This type of injury can be severe or acute. It doesn't require a bone fracture to be considered a crushed foot injury. Depending on the severity of the case, healing time can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months or more. Standard treatment options include surgery, pain medication and physical therapy.

How can physical therapy help patients with crushed foot injuries recover?

  • It puts patients on track toward long-term recovery ” Receiving treatment from a physical therapist can put you on track toward better health and heightened recovery. In addition to speeding up recovery time, it can also improve the quality of recovery over time. To be specific, when one obtains a crushed foot injury and does not seek treatment from a physical therapist, their injuries are more at risk of healing incorrectly and needing more time to heal.
  • It can improve future mobility ” Seeking treatment from a physical therapist can also improve mobility in the tendons, ligaments and muscles of the foot. Not only is it helpful for reducing stiffness in the short term, but it also increases your chances of better mobility in the future.
  • It can help patients regain and sustain strength ” Physical therapy can help you build muscle strength in your feet for a better range of motion, reduced stiffness and increased weight-bearing capacity.

Alliance PTP is ready to help you find top-notch PT for a crushed foot injury

At Alliance Physical Therapy Partners, we're proudly bringing together physical therapy practices across the country to help people get the high-quality PT they need. Want to see a physical therapist in person? We can put you in touch with an Alliance PTP partner that's close to you and that can help you address your crushed foot injury.

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Contact our team today so we can help you find the most effective physical therapy services for your injury or condition.

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