Foot and Ankle

A sprained ankle, also known as an ankle sprain, twisted ankle or ankle ligament injury, is a common medical condition where one or more of the ligaments of the ankle is torn or partially torn. Physiotherapy treatment is most effective for treating ankle sprains.

INJURIES

Ankle and foot injuries  occur due to either:

  • •    Direct trauma to the ligaments, connective tissues, bones, joint capsules, tendons, muscles or nerves of the      ankle complex
  • •    Overuse of these structures due to longstanding poor alignment or adverse biomechanics or
  • •    Referred pain from either the knee, hip or lower back.

Common ankle and foot injuries include ankle ligament sprains, ankle fractures, plantar fasciitis,
heel spurs, hallux valgus and mortons neuroma.

SOLUTION

Your corporatephysio will provide you with a swift and accurate diagnosis and design an effective treatment program.

Treatment includes:

Manual therapy Joint mobilisations trigger point therapy, acupressure, and soft tissue release, massage and strapping if necessary.
Exercise therapy Following injury and repair, tight structures need to be lengthened, weak tissues strengthened and balance needs to be restored. An exercise program will be designed to specifically meet your needs.
Strapping/Supports Following a sudden injury it is sometimes imperative to support, strap or immobilise the affected area. Physiotherapy strapping techniques are effective in this instance.
Posture/Ergonomics Poor posture and adverse work ergonomics can put unnecessary strain on the structures that surround and support the joints. Advice on good posture and ergonomics is important. Prevention is better than the cure.
Specialist Referral to a foot and ankle specialist or for further tests if necessary.