Treatment for ankle & foot injuries in Kalgoorlie
Struggling to find your feet? Aching ankles? Let us help you get a spring back in your step.
Our feet and ankles are pivotal in keeping the rest of the body stable and mobile, as they absorb the impact of walking, running and jumping, and ensure that we can stand without putting unnecessary pressure on other muscles or joints. The feet contain almost a quarter of the body’s bones, as well as hundreds of connective ligaments and tendons. Combined with the complexity of the ankle joint, both are very susceptible to injury, with the ankle being one of the most commonly injured joints.
Common foot and ankle conditions include:
- Flat feet
- Plantar fasciitis
- Achilles tendinopathy
- Achilles rupture
- Tendon issues (peroneal, tibialis posterior)
- Ankle sprains / ligament injuries
- Ankle fractures
- Stress fractures
As we spend so much time on our feet, an injury to the ankle or the foot itself can severely limit our day-to-day lifestyle, in addition to our fitness.
Physiotherapy has been shown to be effective in decreasing pain and improving function for people suffering with foot and ankle conditions. As the source of ankle and foot pain is highly variable it is essential you get your foot or ankle properly assessed to determine the reason for your pain or dysfunction.
Though each injury will differ slightly, our physios will ensure that the best treatment options are provided to you. These may include:
- Soft tissue release / massage
- Joint mobilisation
- Strapping / taping
- Ice / heat
- Exercise program
- Identifying factors or errors which may be contributing to your pain
- Orthotics or braces
- Footwear analysis
- Gait retraining