ANKLE & FOOT PAIN TREATMENT
The Ankle is the most frequently sprained joint in the human body. Know the treatment options so you can move better.
The Ankle acts as the meeting point for the leg and foot bones and is subject to a lot of weight bearing activity. Bones, cartilage, ligaments tendons and muscles can be affected in any degeneration or sudden injury. Most common are Ankle strains, sprains and arthritis.
Sport or physical activity has a high correlation with ankle strains and sprains; sports tape can be used as a preventative measure, but may only offer some degree of support.
There are 2 types of ankle sprains:
Most common is the inversion ankle sprain. It happens when your foot falls and twists towards your little toe and the outer ligaments are stretched too far. You will experience pain on the outside of your ankle.
An eversion sprain is when your ankle falls and twists towards your big toe and the inner ligaments are stretched. You will typically have pain on the inside of your ankle.
• Inability to put weight on the affected ankle
• Skin discoloration
Ankle & foot pain can be extremely uncomfortable, sometimes requiring crutches, bruising is usually a way to quickly identify damage to the structure of the ankle. If bruising is visible, it is advisable that you make an appointment with a health professional.
At Point Cook Physical, our welcoming environment and friendly staff are willing to assist and listen to whatever concerns you may have in regards to physical pain. Make a booking with one of our qualified physiotherapy experts to help you with your pain today, and before your condition may worsen over time.
Checking for range of motion is typically the first step in diagnosing the grade or severity of an ankle sprain. Finding out what ligaments have been impacted will determine the course of action.
To provide further clarification and to make an accurate diagnosis, the practitioner may use medical imaging tests.
• CT Scan
• X Ray
Using medical imaging tests can identify bone chipping and serious ligament damage, which is the worst case scenario in a rolled ankle scenario.
Here at Point Cook Physical, we believe in providing a thorough and comprehensive assessment at the start of each new session. Our Physiotherapists will then develop a safe, bespoke and effective treatment plan that’s specifically tailored to your needs, goals and lifestyle. Through a variety of exercise routines and relaxation techniques, our aim is to:
- Identify the causes of physical pain
- Prevent pain and injury
- Strengthen your muscles
- Reduce stiffness and pain
- Manipulate and mobilise joints
- Rehabilitate injuries through exercises
- Achieve peak fitness if you have ongoing health issues
- Educate again poor movement habits
Ankle & foot pain treatment is a drug-free and surgery-free path to relieve you from your aches and pains, help you recover from illness and stay healthy.
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