Ankle and Foot Injuries

The ankle joints allow us to have multidirectional movement of the foot and ankle, allowing us to walk, run and play the sports we love!

Ankles and Feet Symptoms

Ankles and Feet

The ankle joints allow us to have multidirectional movement of the foot and ankle, allowing us to walk, run and play the sports we love! The ankle joints withstand large amounts of stress when walking or running, meaning they can sometimes become injured or overused. Ligaments and muscles in the ankle play an important role by adding stability to the foot and ankle. Weakness or injury to these structures can cause problems during daily life or during sport.

Symptoms experienced can range from
  • Dull to sharp pain
  • Swelling
  • Clicking
  • Clunking
  • Tingling
  • Numbness
  • Pins and Needles
Some examples of activities that can lead to ankle and foot pain
  • Sport
  • Walking
  • Growth spurts in adolecence
  • Standing for long periods
  • Poorly fitted footwear

Common Ankle & Foot Conditions

Plantar fasciitis

Symptoms:

Stiffness in the morning

Sharp pain under the foot or on heel (especially when weightbearing)

Stiffness improves with movement

Treatment and rehabilitation options:

When treating plantar fasciitis the aim is to reduce stiffness and pain. This is achieved using soft tissue massage and teaching management exercises that can be done at home. Assessment can also highlight possible causes which can be addressed during the session.

Who can treat this injury:

  • Physiotherapists
  • Sports therapist
  • Soft tissue therapist

Achilles Tendinopathy

Symptoms:

Ankle stiffness in the morning

Pain in Achilles during activity

Swelling or thickening of the Achilles tendon

Treatment and rehabilitation options:

When treating Achilles Tendinopathy the main aim is to reduce pain and inflammation, this can be done using methods such as sports massage, ultrasound, acupuncture and taping. Self treatment can continue at home by doing a range of stretches and Foam rolling exercises.

Who can treat this injury:

  • Physiotherapists
  • Sports therapist
  • Soft tissue therapist

Sever’s Disease

Symptoms:

Pain on the back of the heel

Pain aggravated by activity

Swelling around the back of the heel

Treatment and rehabilitation options:

The main focus when treating severs disease is education and load management, Treatments during a session can involve soft tissue massage, joint mobilisations, ultrasound and taping. Rehabilitation Exercises aim to focus on possible factors that can predispose to injury and releasing muscle tightness.

Who can treat this injury:

  • Physiotherapists
  • Sports therapist

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