Foot and Ankle Pain

ankle-painWe having been providing foot and ankle physiotherapy for the people of Whittlesea, Mernda, Doreen, Yan Yean, Eden Park, Humevale, Kinglake and Flowerdale since 2005.

Foot and ankle injuries are among the most common injuries seen in active individuals, particularly in sports such as netball, football and soccer, where players are required to quickly change direction, twist or jump. But it’s not just sports people who injure their ankles. Many ankle sprains occur during the course of everyday life while walking on uneven surfaces, tripping on objects, stepping off the curb, or missing a step.

Some of the common conditions that can involve the foot and ankle include:

  • Ankle sprains
  • Fractures
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles injuries
  • Stress fractures
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Neuroma
  • ‘shin splints’
  • ‘flat feet’
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Bunions, claw and hammer toes

There are a number of factors that are known to increase the risk of sustaining a foot or ankle injury including: Previous injury, weak lower leg muscles, poor foot biomechanics, inadequate footwear, poor ankle flexibility, decreased balance and poor proprioception (control around the joints). As such, a thorough assessment is essential to identify the cause of your problem and any contributing factors, so that an optimal treatment plan can be developed for each individual, ensuring the best possible results are obtained. Treatment may include:

  • Electrotherapy
  • Ice
  • Soft tissue mobilisation
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Dry needling
  • Footwear and activity advice
  • Computerised analysis of the foot biomechanics
  • Taping, brace prescription and fitting
  • Customised orthotic prescription

For a comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of your foot or ankle injury, please call Whittlesea Physiotherapy for an assessment with one of our experienced physiotherapists today.

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Whittlesea Physiotherapy
2/17 Church Street
Whittlesea, 3757

T: 03 9716 2250
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