Physio for ankle Caulfield

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Physio for ankle

Does every step you take cause pain?

Ankle injuries are another common ailment we physios see almost daily. While we often associate sprained ankles with sports injuries, ankle injuries are not just exclusive to athletes.

Ankles injuries can be incurred a number of ways, with the most common injury being sprains and strains.

Sprains vs strains


While they may sound similar, sprains and strains are vastly different types of injuries.

Sprains

Sprains occur when you damage a ligament in a joint. Ligaments are the connecting tissue that connects bones and cartilage within a joint, and damage to your ligaments can result in inflammation and swelling.

Strains

Strains on the other hand are when a muscle is overstressed, resulting in a pull, or even worse, a tear. Don’t expect to walk by yourself with a muscle strain.

Another common source of pain is plantar fasciitis, which is inflammation in the tissue in the heel. This condition is common in runners and those who wear shoes with inadequate heel support.

Other causes of ankle pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Tendon injuries
  • Gout (joint inflammation)
  • Fractures
  • Overstressing a joint

How can I treat my ankle injury and pain?


At Physio AUS, our team of experienced physiotherapists starts with a thorough assessment of your ankle to determine the origin of your pain. After all, the ankle is a very complex joint – feet and ankles contain a quarter of the body’s bones!

Depending on the nature of your pain, you may be provided rigid strapping tape or other forms of support to reduce aggravation and provide additional stability.

Physio AUS will combine these supports with regular gentle ankle and foot exercises to help reduce pain, strengthen the ankle joint, and improve its flexibility.

For effective relief for your ankle pain – and to prevent its recurrence – book your first consultation with Physio AUS today!

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