It goes without saying that our foot and ankle joints are crucial to helping us move from point A to point B, making them essential to the quality of our day-to-day lives. And yet, these joints are very complex and intricate – there are many bones, ligaments, muscles and tendons in a compact area, which makes this area particularly vulnerable to injury.
The foot and ankle joint may be susceptible to a number of different types of injuries. Overuse injuries include stress fractures and tendon swelling, which can be debilitating in nature if not treated well.
Most commonly, ankle injuries such as ligament sprains and tears are often acute in nature. It doesn’t have to be a traumatic injury, as you would often see in sports injuries. Something as simple as walking on an uneven footpath can cause a rolled ankle, resulting in an ankle sprain.
If you’re experiencing any kind of pain or discomfort in your ankle joints, a2z Health Group can provide personalised ankle pain treatment and management services at our Noble Park or Dandenong clinics.
Our physiotherapists are industry experts, with a wealth of experience in the assessment and diagnosis of ankle sprains. Your history and a thorough clinical examination will determine the severity of your ankle condition.
We’ll look at your movements, strength of your muscles and tendons, and the strength of your ligaments. We will also go into in-depth detail regarding how your ankle and foot injury can affect the rest of your leg/body.
If required, you may be referred for an X-ray, CT scan or MRI to confirm or exclude specific ligament or bone injuries. This helps us to provide more specialised ankle pain treatment and management at either of our two clinics in Dandenong and Noble Park.
With accurate assessment and early treatment, most ankle and foot injuries respond extremely well to physiotherapy, allowing you to quickly resume pain-free and normal activities of daily living.
To arrange an initial consultation with our fully qualified and highly experienced physiotherapists, don’t hesitate to book an appointment online. We also provide treatment for back pain, neck pain, whiplash, sciatica and other musculoskeletal conditions.