Foot and ankle conditions
Musculoskeletal issues in the foot and ankle can cause many different types of pain and symptoms. If you have had ongoing pain in your lower limb, then it may be time to visit a physiotherapist. A simple exercise program can help to prevent injury, while rehabilitation programs can assist after injury or surgery has occurred, helping to reduce pain and restore function.
Barangaroo Physio can assist with foot and ankle pain. Our experienced practitioners have treated a variety of lower extremity conditions and can develop personalised treatment plans to help heal your condition and get you out of pain.
types of foot and ankle conditions:
- Ligament Injury
- Ankle Sprain
- Achilles Tendon Injury
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Heel Pain
- Poor Balance
- Flat Feet
- High Arches
When you injure the ligaments in your ankle, your proprioceptive ability is impaired/reduced. Proprioception refers to the awareness of your body part in space. The most common symptom of impaired/reduced proprioception is poor balance. This is why you may feel unstable after an ankle sprain.
The best types of exercises to do post ankle sprain or to prevent an ankle sprain are balance or proprioceptive exercises. Most fitness programs tend to focus more on strength and cardiovascular training leaving out balance. Here are some exercises to incorporate into your training routine to minimise risk of ankle injuries!
Have you ever felt a niggle or sharp pain in the front of your shin? Then it could be shin splints or medial tibial stress syndrome.
Shin Splints/Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome is a common injury causing pain anywhere along the inside of the shin bone from the ankle up towards the knee. People who participate in a lot of running or running activities through sports (rugby, football, basketball or hockey etc) tend to encounter this issue.
The knee is a hinge joint that moves forward into extension and backwards into flexion, but also has some degree of rotation which is usually forgotten about. You also have the patella, known as the knee-cap. This structure works with the knee joint and surrounding muscles to aid in movement.
The knee joint is important for supporting our body weight, absorbing forces as our foot strikes the ground, and functionally aids our lower limbs for movement.