Foot & Ankle Pain
Ankle and foot pain are very common complaints amongst both sporting and non-sporting populations. In sports, the ankle is the 2nd most commonly injured body site (after the knee), and is most frequent in court and team sport games including rugby, soccer, netball and basketball. Ankle and foot pain can also develop as an inability for the body tissue around the ankle to cope with the applied day to day load, be it a result of inappropriate footwear, or a rapid increase in recent training or exercise patterns.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
Ankle & Foot Pain can be described as:
- Insidious (comes on slowly for no “real reason”), or acute (definite injury mechanism),
- A localised sharp pain or a general, dull ache,
- An intermittent or constant pain,
- Pain when you get up to start walking that settles within a few steps or minutes, or pain that
- Feels more comfortable in certain footwear.
Acute Ankle & foot injuries with a definite injury mechanism often report:
- An incidence of rolling the ankle
- Hearing a pop or a crack
- Localised swelling & tenderness
- Bruising outside and in
- An inability to walk normally, or limp.
TREATMENT OF FOOT & ANKLE PAIN AT EVOKER
With 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments, the human foot and ankle is a robust and complex mechanical structure. We at Evoker are experts in assessing and treating your foot and ankle, no matter the cause or how complex your history is.
At Evoker, you can rest assured that you will receive:
Whilst we excel in improving patient outcomes in the above mentioned ‘common conditions’, Physiotherapists at Evoker also have a special interest in assessing and treating those ‘hard to find’ injuries. We have a saying around here: ‘make sure you see the injury before it sees you!’
Some of these ‘more obscure’ conditions include: