The foot and ankle are complex body parts, and pain arising from the area can affect people from both active and sedentary backgrounds.
As with most conditions, causes can vary, as can the level to which they affect your day-to-day life. Most conditions arising from an injury will recover with minimal intervention, whereas conditions without trauma may require more detailed planning in your care.
The foot can provide a window into a person’s health, and a persisting issue here should not be ignored, and although rarely serious, visiting your local physiotherapy / podiatry team can help get you back on track.
Ankle and foot injuries can immobilise people of all ages and if not correctly treated, can cause long term effects for activities as simple as walking.
Achilles pain, inflammation of the sole and sprained ankles can lead to shin pain, knee pain or even a change in the shape of your foot.
Treatment can include gentle massage and manipulative techniques to increase the mobility and range of movement of the joints, whilst improving muscles balance in the foot.
OsteoVision works closely with a team of highly respected and specialised muscular skeletal (MSK) experts, which include pain specialists, orthopaedic surgeons, rheumatologists, medicines review specialists, specialist MSK physiotherapists, acupuncturists, cognitive behavioural specialists as well as occupational health specialists who provide complete care across the range of MSK conditions and complexity / severity of disease. The orthopaedic surgeons and pain specialists we work with only perform interventions and surgical procedures once they are confident that all appropriate osteopathy and physiotherapy interventions have been optimised. Generally, patients benefit from physiotherapy or osteopathy after surgery to optimally mobilise the joint and strengthen their muscles.