Foot and Ankle
Foot and ankle pain and symptoms can stem from a variety of factors and the onset may be sudden or gradual. Foot and Ankle pain or symptoms may be related to a sudden traumatic injury, or may occur gradually from poor stability, muscular imbalances, joint restrictions or nerve tension.
The foot and ankle are a complex series of interacting joints, muscles, ligaments and nerves that must work harmoniously for normal movement and function. Your foot and ankle can be susceptible to both ‘localised’ and ‘referred’ presentations.
‘Localised’ joint pain and symptoms will have their origin within the joints themselves. This includes the ankle (talocrucal joint and subtalar joint), the foot (joints between the metatarsal, phalangeal and hallux bones). The localised muscles, nerves, capsules and the ligaments directly attaching to the joints will affect injury or symptoms.
‘Referred’ symptoms are often caused by abnormalities stemming from somewhere else in the spine, pelvis or hips, knees or feet and ankles. Onset can be directly related to physical factors such as abnormal biomechanics, or changes in routine and physical activity. Underlying factors include reduced mobility and stability around the spine, pelvis and hips and feet, strength imbalances or nerve tension. These factors play a significant role in repetitive activities both sporting or lifestyle, or repetitive work.
Pure Physio are driven to achieve the gold standard of clinical care and best patient outcomes for all patients with Foot and Ankle injury or pain. Our key point of difference is the value we place on the highest standards of physical rehabilitation for any presentation.
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The great thing about a team approach is our Physiotherapists have an extensive range of specific skill sets. Whatever the problem, our team is here to help. We can assist with:
- pain of any nature in or around the foot and ankle (sharp, dull, deep, aching, burning).
- running, walking, or other sports injuries
- post-operative rehabilitation
- ligament Injuries or tears
- foot or ankle fracture rehabilitation
- Achillestendinopathy or peroneal tendinopathy
- muscular injury or tear including calf muscles
- altered foot posture including excessive supination or pronation
- shin splints
- post-fracture rehabilitation
- muscular imbalances causing overuse injuries and pain
- nerve related pain from the spine or lower limbs
- pelvic, hip and Sacroiliac Instability affecting the foot and ankle
- lifestyle injuries caused by activities such as gardening, or looking after your kids
- reduced mobility and stiffness
- inability to complete your normal physical activities.
- commencement of a new activity involving running, walking, or repetitive work