Sprained Ankle, Plantar Fasciitis, Broken Metatarsal & Stress fractures are common sports injuries that affect the ankle and foot. Sprained ankle symptoms include ankle pain, weakness, swelling and instability. Physiotherapy treatment involves techniques to reduce ankle swelling and restore range of movement. Proprioception exercises to improve balance and stability are very important in the rehabilitation and prevention of further injuries / recurrence.
Plantar Fasciitis is a common foot problem that produces heel pain and pain in the sole of the foot. An assessment of footwear and biomechanics by a physiotherapist is an important component of the treatment of Plantar Fasciitis. We have highly skilled physiotherapists & Podiatrists who can analyse your gait and biomechanics and treat any abnormalities with specific muscle retraining and possibly orthotics to correct the problem and help prevent reoccurrence.
A broken foot can occur in football, with several high profile footballers suffering Metatarsal fractures. Orthopaedic surgery is necessary in the treatment of some of these broken Metatarsals and it’s important that this is followed by physiotherapy rehabilitation.
Corns bunions and nasty nail infections are not only unsightly, but they can affect your running which can subsequently lead to pain in the foot, ankle, knee or hip. In all our clinics, our podiatrists work very closely with physiotherapists to ensure that your feet are kept in good working order.