Foot and Ankle Injuries Treatment
The many joints in the ankle and foot are mostly highly mobile but also highly stable, they are mainly held in position by a group of stabilising ligaments and joint capsules. There are some large powerful muscles acting on the foot and ankle to provide explosive movements needed to walk, run and play sports and numerous lubricating pouches called bursae which provide protection to the other soft tissues and further aid mobility.
The main joint is called the talocrural joint formed by the end of the long bones in the shin called the Tibia and Fibula, below this is the Subtalar joint, then into the foot are many small bones and joints named as a group as the mid-tarsal joints, these lead to the tarsal bones which then lead to all the small joints in the toes.
As there are so many joints and soft tissue structures at the foot and ankle there are numerous potential injuries. The most common foot and ankle injuries that we see clinically include; ligament tears, Osteoarthritis, Achilles tendinopathy, Achilles bursitis, Morton’s Neuromas and Plantar fasciitis.
For more details about some of the more common foot and ankle conditions please click on the name of the condition below.
Our Physiotherapists have a significant amount of experience assessing, diagnosing and treating injuries in this region. We not only focus on the injured tissue, but also address the underlying issues that may have led to the injury in the first place.