Foot and Ankle
Our feet and ankles are usually parts of the body that do not get enough attention, until they start to hurt and restrict our daily activities. Our feet are often targets for high and relentless stresses as we go through our daily activities at work, with our friends and families, or when engaging in our sporting activities. As they have to bear all our body weight and impact of the ground, it is not surprising that a number of painful injuries or conditions may affect us when we least expect it.
Afflictions of the foot and ankle can happen to any individual, and at any stage of life. Discomfort and pain can present in the ankle joint itself, the digits, the big toe, balls of the foot, arches and heels. Although pain in the feet and ankles sometimes disappear by themselves, oftentimes they persist, forcing us to reduce our activities, and affect our quality of life. One of the issues with leaving foot and ankle pain untreated, is that it can have a knock-on effect on the other parts of our lower limb. Pain and discomfort could mean that we may be reluctant to put weight through the foot, and our functioning can change.
At The Rehab Centre, our Podiatrist is specially trained to treat and manage foot and ankle conditions. Our Physiotherapist will also work with your Podiatrist if there is a need to. Common conditions of the foot and ankle include: