Foot And Ankle pain Physiotherapy Treatment

The foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles that all work together to keep you walking efficiently on your feet.

 

Foot and ankle pain can be the source of both an acute injury such as a twisted ankle or a progressive pain due to many factors such as a spike in unaccustomed activity.

Due to the fact that we spend a large proportion of our day on our feet ongoing pain and dysfunction is not a uncommon occurrences. Pain often leads to altered movement patterns and weakness around the foot and ankle that leads to the ongoing cycle of pain with certain conditions.

A detailed physiotherapy assessment will accurately diagnose the source of your pain and contributing factors.  Once these factors have been established a treatment program focusing on pain relief, restoring normal movement and strength can begin. Progressive individual specific exercise can then be integrated depending on needs.

Research has demonstrated that few common conditions that people often try and rest for pain relief such as Achilles tendinopathy/tendinitis and plantar fasciopathy/fascitis actually respond quicker to specific loading programs to increase tissue load tolerance and in turn improves pain levels. 

If you are suffering from ongoing foot or ankle pain then book in for an appointment with our Camberwell Physiotherapist to really get back on your feet.

Common conditions in foot and ankle treated by our Camberwell Physiotherapists

  • Achilles tendinitis, achilles tendinosis, achilles tendinopathy

  • Plantar fascitis, also known as plantar fasciopathy, plantar fasciosis, plantar heel pain, heel spur

  • Ankle sprains

  • Ankle and foot fractures

  • Stress fractures to foot ( cuboid, navicular and metatarsal bone stress fractures)

  • Bunion or hullux valgus pain

  • Tibialis posterior dysfunction

  • Osteoarthritis

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