At Physio Fit, we love treating foot and ankle pain! As physiotherapists, we have extensive knowledge of the musculoskeletal system and use our expertise in hands on treatment and exercise prescription to ensure we rid these problems for the long term. Whether you are young or old, active or not so active, or whether your foot and ankle issues are new or been around for a while, we can help you get back to doing the things you love pain free again!
Your feet and ankles are a vital part of everyday movement and activity, and it is incredibly important to look after them. Feet, Heels and Ankles are all vulnerable to pain and injury and physiotherapy can act not only as a treatment for the post injury patient, but also as a preventative measure.
What contributes to foot & ankle pain?
People who play running and jumping sports where there is a risk of landing on someone else’s foot or an uneven surface, or people who work on uneven terrain. It can also happen to people with poor balance.
It is generally caused by landing or stepping on an unstable surface. People with poor balance or awareness of their ankle position will often then put increased stress through their joint causing either immediate pain or accumulating to cause ongoing pain.
What can we do about it?
In general, our process will be trying to reduce your pain as quickly as possible so that we can start to get you nice and strong again! To reduce your pain we can use a variety of different techniques including massage, dry needling and taping.
Once your pain is reduced we can get you back to moving well and strengthening the surrounding muscles to take the load off of the joint itself to give you great long term results.