Stamp Out Foot & Ankle Pain with the help of physical therapy
Can you relate to any of the following?
- You have pain in the sole of your foot and heel as soon as you put your foot to the floor in the morning
- Your heel pain makes it feel like you’re walking on knives
- You dread frosty mornings or having to walk across slick and slippery surfaces
- You suffer from aching pain and swelling after any prolonged standing or walking
- Pain often radiates to your shin or calf when you try to exercise
- Insoles that you bought in the pharmacy have had little effect
- You easily twist your ankle when going about everyday activities
- You’re fearful of walking on uneven surfaces
Foot and ankle pain can be extremely debilitating, this is because of the importance of these areas during weight-bearing activities (any activity that involves being on your feet). The importance of these areas during weight-bearing means that an issue here can have knock-on effects on the joints above it (especially hips & knees) and vice-versa. Foot and ankle pain can be extremely difficult to self-manage due to the anatomical complexities of the area. Did you know that the foot consists of 26 bones, 33 joints and 107 ligaments?! Yet many people will ignore pain here until it becomes severe enough to stop them in their tracks.
How can we help you?
As mentioned above the foot and ankle are intricate areas with many different structures to consider, this is why many people find that attempts to self-manage with pharmacy-bought insoles or specialist footwear have limited success. Although, these things can be helpful in the overall management of pain, they’re not always enough to solve the issue alone.
At Pain Relief Limerick, we carry out a detailed assessment that includes examining the mobility of individual joints, gait analysis and functional tests to see how your pain is affecting your overall movement. This detailed assessment allows us to implement a treatment plan that is specific to you and design a tailored home programme that can include advice on exercise and self-treatments. Your home programme will help reduce recurrence of pain and ensure optimal results from your treatments.