Ankle Pain Physiotherapy

Ankle Pain Physiotherapy at Sydney Physio Clinic

The aim of ankle pain physiotherapy treatment is to alleviate discomfort, promote healing and restore function. Foot and ankle pain is very common and is one of the injuries we seem most frequently at Sydney Physio Clinic. An ankle sprain or sprained ankle can vary dramatically from one patient to another. Ranging from patients experiencing only very mild symptoms, through to suffering with severe pain. Experiences will vary based on the tissues involved and the severity of damage.

Ankle sprains are common in sports such as netball, basketball, and soccer. Although you don’t have to be playing sport to sprain your ankle. At Sydney Physio Clinic we regularly see patients who need ankle pain physiotherapy and have never stepped foot on a sports field.

Across Sydney CBD physio practices staff would see hundreds of sprained ankles requiring ankle pain physiotherapy treatment each year. Many injuries the result of something as simple as walking on an uneven footpath, missing a step, or twisting when wearing high heels.

Despite being common and frequently brushed off as “just an ankle sprain” twisting your ankle isn’t necessarily a straight forward injury to bounce back from. Even what appears to be only a minor “rolled ankle” can cause damage to several structures and long lasting irritation.

If you sprain your ankle, it’s important to have it assessed by a medical professional. Sydney physiotherapists are well trained in treating ankle pain and rehabilitating ankle injuries. Physios are skilled in diagnosing the injury and implementing appropriate management for a variety of sports injuries.

Failure to correctly manage even minor ankle sprains can potentially result in ineffective healing, prolonged recovery and an increased likelihood of recurrence.

Common Causes Of Ankle Pain

An ankle sprain is not the only cause of ankle pain that a Sydney physiotherapist will deal with in their clinic – there are many conditions that can cause ankle pain. Some common causes of ankle pain include:

  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Peroneal tendinopathy
  • Tib Post tendinopathy
  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Syndesmosis injury
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fractures

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 that Sydney Physiotherapists deal with regularly.

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 simply walking. This all makes your foot and ankle a target area for overuse injuries, degenerative conditions and vulnerable to suffering high force traumatic injuries.

Sydney Physio Clinic Physiotherapists

Sydney Physio Clinic physiotherapists are specialised in assessing and managing ankle injuries and the multitude of 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. This ensures patients can return to the things they love, sooner rather than later.

Diagnosis and Management of Ankle Pain

Accurate diagnosis of the cause of 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. Examination will often be carried out in both resting and dynamic postures.

Assessing the ankle in weight bearing positions is crucial, as this is inevitably when almost all the problems occur. Failure to assess the dynamic function of the foot and ankle may result in missing the correct diagnosis.

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