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Ankle Pain Physiotherapy

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Ankle Pain Physiotherapy At Sydney Physio Clinic

Ankle pain is extremely common, one of the most common conditions patients visit a Sydney physiotherapist for is following suffering an ankle sprain and requiring ankle pain physiotherapy. A sprained ankle may cause anything from mild to significant pain depending on the actual injury and it’s severity, an ankle sprain occurs commonly in sports like netball, basketball, soccer but you don’t have to be playing sport to sprain your ankle, Sydney CBD physio clinics will see hundreds to thousands of sprained ankles requiring ankle pain physiotherapy each year as a result of something as simple as walking on an uneven footpath, twisting in high heels or missing a step.
Although a common injury, there is no such thing as just an ankle sprain, a “simple” rolled ankle can result in injury and damage to many different structures and having your ankle assessed and receiving treatment from an experienced Sydney physiotherapist will help diagnose and ensure correct management of the injury. Failure to correctly manage even minor ankle sprains can result in ineffective healing, prolonged recovery and potentially an increased likelihood of recurrence.

Common Causes Of Ankle Pain Presenting To A Sydney Physiotherapist

An ankle sprain is not the only cause of ankle pain that a Sydney physiotherapist will deal with in their clinic, many other conditions can cause ankle pain. Some common causes of ankle pain include Achilles and other tendinopathies, Achilles tendon rupture, osteoarthritis, and fracture. When you think of the stress that is exerted on the ankle in a normal day it is no surprise ankle pain is a complaint a Sydney Physiotherapist deals with commonly. Your foot must absorb the impact of landing when walking, running and jumping as well as help propel your entire body weight multiple times a minute when just walking, making your ankle area a target for overuse injuries, degenerative conditions as well as vulnerable to suffering high force traumatic injuries.

Diagnosis And Management Of Ankle Pain

Accurate diagnosis of the cause of any ankle pain will require a thorough examination including a history of the condition as well as examination of the foot, ankle and any other areas deemed associated in both resting and dynamic postures. Assessing the ankle in weight bearing is crucial as this is inevitably when almost all the problems occur and failure to assess the dynamic function of the foot and ankle may result in missing the correct diagnosis. A Sydney Physiotherapist is trained to assess and manage ankle injuries and causes of ankle pain, it is important to accurately diagnose exactly what is wrong with your ankle to ensure that short and long-term treatment goals are achieved as quickly and safely as possible through ankle pain physiotherapy.

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