FEET AND ANKLES

Foot and ankle pain can be debilitating, particularly when we are on them so much, and they’re carrying us around all day. When our ankles and feet are in pain, not only do we struggle to walk around day-to-day, but it can also have a huge flow-on effect to the rest of your body.

 

The foot and ankle is made up of a number of small bones interconnected by ligaments, muscles and fascia all working together to give the strength, stability and flexibility the foot and ankle needs to function properly

 

 

Dr Jessica Sammut
WORKING WITH PODIATRISTS
COMMON PAIN COMPLAINTS

Osteopaths work well in conjunction with podiatrists, and strong referral between the two is supported by Whole Health Osteopathy.

 

Diagnosis and education are important when dealing with your foot pain. This includes appropriate footwear, stretching or strengthening, strapping, bracing or referral for orthotics.

 

It is also important that the rest of your body is assessed or treated, so that you limit compensated pain from a change in your stride, due to pain or restriction.

Ligament Sprains

Plantar fasciitis
Painful heel pad

Achilles tendinopathy
Impingement syndromes

Osteoarthritis

Gout

Rheumatoid arthritis

Morton’s neuroma

Flat feet

Severs

Chilblains. 

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