Foot & Ankle

The most common cause of foot and ankle damage is over-use or by them carrying too much weight. The foot and ankle region of the body is a unique anatomical structure. Many bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles contribute to the passive and active stability and function of this region.

The foot and ankle region has two functions: weight-bearing and locomotive. It has to be able to support the body weight and propel the body. At the same time, the foot and ankle adapts to the terrain.

 

Symptoms of injury are most often observed in the ankle and foot region, but can radiate up into the upper and lower leg. These symptoms can be misleading as the cause may be coming from other parts of the body. For example, the lumbar spine and knee can directly produce symptoms in the ankle and foot.

Further, a change in body position or posture, e.g. using crutches, can cause compensatory symptoms in the body. A careful assessment is needed to determine the exact cause and location of the injury.

 

We’ve assessed and successfully treated many conditions including:

  • Achilles strain/tear
  • Shin splints
  • Capsulitis
  • Suceck’s atrophy-RSD
  • Foot deformities
  • Sprains/strains
  • Neuroma
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Synovitis
  • Plantar fasciitis