Lower Body Pain Management

Relieving Pain from the Ground Up

Pain in the lower body limits your mobility, keeping you confined to your home and unable to do the things you love. Core Physical Therapy has a team of physical therapists that bring more than knowledge of the best treatment options to your therapy, but also a passion to work with you as an individual to help you meet your goals and get back to the lifestyle you’re used to living. If you would like to learn more about how we can help improve issues you’re experiencing in your lower body, please fill out the form on this page.

Hip Pain Treatment

Most people think of hip injuries as something that happens to senior citizens after they take a bad fall. However, they can happen at any age and can be especially common among athletes. If hip pain is left untreated, it can lead to several long-term health complications. Core Physical Therapy is ready to help with your recovery by developing a physical therapy program that can help you overcome issues like:

  • Strains
  • Sprains
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Groin Strains
  • Fractures
  • Post-Hip Replacement
  • Bursitis

“Mary Beth was fantastic and got me up and running again so I was able to complete my first marathon pain-free! She really took the time to find out what was causing the pain and worked to free the tension and inflammation in my foot. She worked around my schedule and made each session enjoyable and relaxing. I recommend her to anyone who is in need of PT. I'm so glad I found her!” - Jennifer

Knee & Leg Pain Treatment

Injuries to the knee are becoming more common for athletes at a younger age, whether they’re sustained during contact or away from contact. Your knee can be exposed to a lot of risks, whether you’re an athlete or not, and a simple twist can result in a serious injury that can cause long-term problems.

Leg pain, on the other hand, can be caused by an injury or can occur as the result of a non-traumatic cause. You may experience leg pain in your bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, nerves or skin. In fact, pain in your legs may not even be a result of a leg issue, but may be a sign of a possible back problem.

If you work with a physical therapist from Core Physical Therapy, we will help you by developing an individualized treatment program that can help treat knee and leg issues that include:

  • Meniscal Tears/Meniscectomy
  • Ligament Injuries
  • Fractures
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome/Pain
  • Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tear/Repair
  • Post-Total Knee Replacement

“I highly recommend Core Therapy!! I have had chronic pain for over 10 years. This was due to a side impact car accident that led to lower back and knee surgery in 2009. In 2018, I had a massive tear in my shoulder that required immediate surgery. I started in 2018, after surgery, to go to Core Therapy. I made an appointment and was seen by therapist Mary Beth Wims. We worked out a schedule and with her help I’ve lessened my pain meds, over time. Her knowledge and expertise are outstanding!! Mary Beth Wims truly cares about each patient she sees. You will not find a better place than Core Therapy in West Des Moines. The receptionist, Kathy, always has a smile to greet you and help with all paperwork and appointments. You will be happy you decided to choose Core Therapy!” - Donald

Ankle & Foot Pain Treatment

Your feet and ankles serve as the support base for your entire body, and if they’re unstable, it can be bad news. Injuries to your feet and ankles can be difficult to deal with and can leave you struggling with mobility for a long time. Our physical therapists are experienced and ready to help you overcome any foot or ankle issues you’re living with, including:

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Ankle Tendon Rupture
  • Fractures
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Bunions
  • Contusions
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Plantar Fasciitis

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