FOOT OR ANKLE PAIN? YOU ARE IN LUCK, WE LOVE FEET!
If you've sprained your ankle or have niggling foot pain - it's very tempting to "walk it off", that it will go away on its own. I am never sure why the poor foot and ankle just gets ignored! They need TLC just the same as every other part of the body. In our opinion, given they hold us up, more so!
Some of the common things we hear
“I JUST ROLLED MY ANKLE AND I HAVE MY FIANL IN 3 WEEKS.”
“WHEN I RUN I GET THIS SHARP PAIN ON THE INSIDE OR OUTSIDE OF MY ANKLE."
“I FEEL LIKE I COULD GO OVER ON MY ANKLE ANY SECOND.”
“I FEEL LIKE I AM WALKING ON A STONE.”
“THE FIRST FEW STEPS IN THE MORNING ARE EXCRUCIATING.”
Maybe your ankle pain was caused by a rolled ankle 3 months ago, changing your shoes recently, changing your running style or you just have no idea it just started hurting! We actually love feet. We are known as the Foot and Ankle Physio Clinic and would love to help you.
What our Physio team can do for you:
Quickly take away your pain and stiffness within a couple of sessions through our hands on techniques and use of acupuncture needles that relax the muscles and loosen the joints to relieve your pain and quickly, tape acupuncture needles.
Tape the area to promote healing and get you back to your healthier self as soon as possible.
Help you understand the root cause of your foot and ankle pain.
Video Analysis of faulty movement patterns and posture to better identify why certain areas are stiff and sore.
Give you an exercise plan and teach you how to strengthen your neck and improve your posture for long standing relief.
Help you sleep better by removing the pain that is giving you broken sleep.
Help you get back to living a pain free life and return to your healthy active lifestyle.
Tips to Prevent/TREAT YOUR INJURY:
Compress your ankle as soon as possible. Use tubigrip or compression bandage. The difference in recovery times of those who compressed the ankle in the acute stage versus those who didn't is quite impressive.
Don't take anti inflammatories in the initial few days. We are programmed to take voltaren after an ankle foot sprain. Don't. It has been shown to inhibit scar tissue production which is what we actually want. Use ice or panadol for pain relief.
Do not drink alcohol in the first few days. Alchohol dilates your blood vessels. This leads to more bleeding and swelling.
Get in some slightly supportive runners as soon as possible.
Reduce your walking load OR consider rest days (bike/ swim).
Get a thorough diagnosis, an understanding of what is causing your foot and ankle pain, and hands on physiotherapy to help your recovery and get you back to what you love as soon as possible.
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You can see us before or after work from 7am until 8pm Monday to Friday or Saturday mornings if weekdays are a struggle.