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Foot & Ankle Pain

Is Your Ankle/Foot Pain Making It Difficult to Walk, Run, Jump, Descend Stairs, or Perform Your Daily or Household Duties?

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We treat the following common ankle and foot problems:

The Most Common Reasons

1.Impaired Mechanics: restricted range of motion due to joint stiffness or decreased muscle flexibility; weakness and muscle imbalance contribute to impaired joint stability.

2.Injuries occur as a result of a sudden impact or stress on the tissue.

3.Chronic compensations: a previous injury or fear of future harm may cause avoidance of exercise in certain muscle groups while overusing others.

Sterling Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy Approach

Ankle and Foot Treatments

Important Ideas to Remember

1. Tissues repair themselves. The body is designed to heal itself, but now and then, our system becomes stuck in the inflammatory phase of tissue repair and requires assistance to progress to the recovery phase.

2.The true source of pain is frequently unrelated to x-ray or MRI imaging results. Tissue injury that causes no discomfort or functional limitations is possible based on imaging. Pain can also occur when there are no obvious findings on imaging, which is frequently caused by nerve tissue oversensitivity.

3.Although soreness after exercise is undesirable, it is not always causing concern. True strength gains necessitate a system overload, which results in micro-damage. When that tissue heals, it thickens and becomes stronger than before. Soreness should be used to determine whether the tissue is ready to handle more load, whether it should be maintained at its current level, or whether training intensity should be reduced until the tissue is better prepared.

4.Returning to previous/desired activities is nearly always possible with appropriate education, adequate mechanics, and gradual tissue loading.

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What Other People Just Like You Are Saying About Sterling Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy in Suwanee, GA

72+ 5-Star Reviews!

- Raul T.


My thirteen year old son Tyson was diagnosed with a Pars Fracture in his lower back. One year and three therapist later we were recommended to Sterling Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy. Thank the lord and thank Julie, Caleb and there staff. A three sport athlete, Tyson was discouraged because he kept having relapse’s and couldn’t get back on the field. Julie and her team structured a game play for healing Tyson that he bought into right from the start. That was the key because now he’s stronger, faster and most of all pain free. He got his confidence back and is back on the field playing Football. I strongly recommend Julie, Caleb and there staff.

- Tom K.


Dr. Julie Sterling is amazing. I went to her after two surgeons advised nothing could be done to improve my arm strength. By the end of my first appointment my constant pain had noticibly improved and after one month I am able to do things I had not been able to do for years. She is very knowledgeable and you get a full hour of hands-on treatment. Highly recommended!!