Foot and Ankle Pain

The foot and ankle are complex structures that take a huge amount of force whenever you take a step. Ligaments and other structures in the foot can change through injuries and with age. Poorly fitted shoes and residual effects from previous injuries can cause pain because of poor stability, lack of mobility, or lack of strength in stabilizing muscles.


The ankle is made up of bones in the lower leg (tibia and fibula) forming an arch over the talus bone in the foot. This is actually a flexible arch that opens slightly when bending the ankle and closes when extending it. If this doesn’t occur properly or if the joints aren’t in good alignment, increased painful pressure occurs.


The  foot and ankle are complex structures that can affect the functioning of your knee, hip, back, and even posture. With ankle and foot pain, there are many factors that need to be evaluated.


Our expert physical therapists have years of training in evaluating foot, ankle, and leg movement. Our physical therapists analyze various factors and put together treatments to quickly and effectively treat the pain.

Some of the common conditions we treat:

  • Post-surgical foot and ankle

  • Ankle sprains

  • Foot pain

  • Ankle pain

  • Collapsed arches

  • Achilles tendonitis

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Arthritis

  • Sports injuries

  • Difficulty walking/poor balance

I am a Southern California girl, born and raised. I have always been an active person and jumped into any sport or activity that I could get involved with while growing up. I am a big believer in team sports and everything you can learn from them. I love any sort of competition and am always up for a challenge. I think these factors are a major part of who I am today and why I chose to become a PTA.

I received my bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from UC Santa Barbara and spent 4 years reinforcing my will power by fighting the urge to spend every day on the beach. I received my PTA degree from Loma Linda University where I was blessed with the chance to learn and develop my love for physical therapy and for people as a whole. I have been lucky enough to spend the last 3 years combining my passion for helping people with my love for activity by teaching people how to improve their quality of life and return to what they miss doing most.  

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