Jim Pape, MPT, CSCS

Jim Pape, Physical Therapist

Question: I have pain in my arch when I first get up in the morning and also after getting up from sitting for an extended period of time. I have been trying to walk regularly for exercise, but the arch pain worries me. Can physical therapy help?

Answer: Yes, physical therapy might be able to help. It sounds like you might have irritated the plantar fascia of your foot. A physical therapist could evaluate your condition, direct treatments to improve the mechanics of your foot, improve range of motion and strength, and get you back to pain-free walking. For more information, call Jim at STARS at 424-8175.