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Ankle Pain

If you're suffering from ankle pain, whether its from an ankle sprain or strain to an ongoing plantar fasciitis issue that needs treatment, get in touch today to start your road to recovery.

Ankle Pain

Heal Your Ankle Pain

Ankle pain is a common problem but not one to be ignored. With a better understanding of the different types of ankle injuries and their causes, ankle pain can be prevented from becoming a severe injury in the future.

Many people experience mild ankle pain at some point in their lives; it is one of the most common injuries in people who play sports. The ankle is a complex joint that links the lower leg to the foot. It is an important weight-bearing joint and works as a shock absorber during physical activity. The ankle's range of motion allows it to nearly bend back on itself - from side-to-side, front-to-back, and rotationally.

Injuries of the ankle are common in football, basketball, soccer, rugby, and other sports. The ankle is usually injured by being twisted when the foot is planted on the ground or twisted when off the ground.

Below are some of the causes of ankle pain and how to treat them:

Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a soft tissue injury to the thick band of connective tissues called the plantar fascia. It usually causes pain and tenderness on the inside of the foot, close to where it joins with the heel bone. People who spend a lot of time standing or walking are more likely to develop this condition; however, being overweight and athletes who participate in running, jumping, and cutting sports can also get plantar fasciitis. The pain associated with plantar fasciitis comes from inflammation in the connective tissue that stretches across the arch. Our experts at The Health Movement provide highly successful treatment for Plantar Fasciitis using various Physiotherapy treatments.

Stress Fracture

A stress fracture is a hairline crack in the bone usually caused by repeated trauma rather than a single incident. This injury occurs most commonly in runners who increase their mileage too quickly or wear worn-out shoes that don't cushion or support the foot properly during running. Exercising or walking on hard surfaces, such as concrete, can increase the risk of getting a stress fracture. It is important to consult with our experts at The Health Movement and get a full diagnosis of your injury and an appropriate treatment plan.

Achilles Tendonitis

The Achilles tendon is the thickest and strongest tendon in the body, which attaches the calf muscles to the back of the heel bone. It has more blood vessels than any other tendon in the body—which means it's highly susceptible to swelling, pain, and other inflammatory conditions. Our experts at The Health Movement have a high success rate in treating Achilles tendonitis using Physiotherapy and Exercise Therapy.

Ankle Sprains

Generally, ankle sprains occur due to an uncontrolled twisting or force that causes one or more ankle ligaments to over-stretch or tear. Ankle sprains are graded by severity on a scale of 1 to 3, with the most severe being a complete tear of all three ligaments. Symptoms include pain and swelling that gets worse with movement, bruising around the ankle, chronic ankle instability, and trouble balancing or putting weight on foot. If you have recently suffered an ankle sprain, it is important to consult with our experts at The Health Movement and get an appropriate treatment plan.


A fracture is a medical condition in which there is a partial or complete break in the continuity of the bone tissue. There are many types of ankle fractures, but our experts at The Health Movement have years of experience treating them, using Physiotherapy and Exercise Therapy.

Ankle Arthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It develops when the protective cartilage on the ends of bones wears away over time. When the cartilage breaks down, edges of bones begin to rub against each other, causing pain, swelling, and reduced range of motion. Ankle arthritis can cause chronic pain and disability if not appropriately treated using Physiotherapy and Exercise Therapy.

Posterior Tibialis dysfunction (flat feet)

The posterior tibialis muscle is the most important muscle for pushing off and walking. Posterior Tibialis dysfunction results in flattening of the foot, ankle pain when walking, fatigue easily, and difficulty climbing stairs. This condition affects women more commonly than men. If you have any of these symptoms, consult with our experts at The Health Movement and get an appropriate treatment plan.

Os trigonum syndrome

The os trigonum is a small extra bone located in the back of the ankle in some people. This bone can be irritated by an abnormal ligament or tendon, causing pain and inflammation. It usually occurs in young adults (15-25 years). Sometimes, when you walk, it creates a popping feeling behind the anklebone. You can get to know more about Os Trigonum Syndrome, its symptoms, and if it needs to be treated at our clinic by consulting with one of our Physiotherapists.

Tarsal Tunnel syndrome

 This condition appears when the tibial nerve becomes pressed or squeezed as it passes through the ankle area. The tarsal tunnel is a narrow passageway made up of bone and ligaments that stretches across the ankle. The tibial nerve provides feeling to the bottom of your foot, sole, arch, and part of your lower leg, making it hard to stand on feet for long hours or bear weight. It also affects bowel and bladder function.

Hallux limitus (stiff big toe)

The 1st metatarsal bone of the foot is larger than the other 4 metatarsal bones. When this large 1st metatarsal bone progressively becomes fixed, it results in limited motion of the 1st toe up and down. This condition can be treated using physiotherapy.

Chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS)

The muscles and nerves of the leg are surrounded by a tough membrane called fascia that controls blood flow to the muscles. This condition occurs when pressure builds up inside this fascial compartment, squeezing both the muscle and nerve within it. CECS usually affects athletes or military personnel.

Seek professional help

People who suffer from any of the above conditions should consult with our experts at The Health Movement and get an appropriate treatment plan. We offer exercises and physiotherapy to treat ankle pain, fractures, arthritis, and tendonitis. Working with our experts, we can develop a customized exercise program to reduce pain and bring back your mobility.

Contact us today. Phone: 07521064360, Email: or make an appointment online.

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