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Foot and ankle pain

The foot and ankle play an important role in weight bearing and force distribution. An injury in this area is a common complaint and can be debilitating as it may restrict your ability to walk, run and move.

Optimal movement of the foot and ankle is essential for not only walking but for normal movement throughout the body. A restriction within the foot can have effect on the hip, lower back and even the neck and shoulder.

Common conditions we treat

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Ankle sprain or ligament tear

  • Achilles tendinopathy 

  • Arthritis

  • Shin splints

  • Stress fracture

  • Bunions

Common symptoms

  • Foot or ankle pain 

  • Foot or ankle swelling 

  • Pain under the arch 

  • Pain in the ankle or foot

  • Difficulty taking weight on foot 

  • Foot or ankle stiffness or restriction

  • Shin pain 

  • Big toe pain 

Common contributing factors

  • Overuse  sudden increase in activity

  • Trauma

  • Reduced strength

  • Reduced mobility and flexibility

  • Sedentary lifestyle

Physio management may include

  • Education 

  • ConnectTherapy approach  assessing your whole body

  • Exercise prescription  strengthening, mobility, motor control

  • Postural retraining 

  • Manual therapy or hands on treatment

  • Self management strategies

  • Training optimal muscle activation

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