Ankle and foot pain

Useful information about ankle and foot pain

The feet are made up of 26 bones and 30 small joints (where bones meet) and many muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves that all work together. Problems in your feet and ankles are often, but not always, associated with arthritis. Most feet have an arch shape that spreads your body weight evenly over many bones and joints. If your feet have low arches (pes planus), they’ll probably tend to be more flexible, but if your feet have higher arches (pes cavus) they’re probably less flexible. High or low arches aren’t necessarily a problem but they can increase your chances of developing foot problems. You may notice changes in your feet, particularly in your arches, as you get older or if they’re affected by arthritis.

Different structures of your feet and ankles can be affected in an injury. For example: Tendons, articular cartilage, ligaments, bone, nerves, etc. Depending on the affected structure the symptoms are going to be different. Ankle or foot pain can be associated with swelling, stiffness, redness, and warmth in the involved area. On the other hand, Ankle and foot can be associated with tenderness or hipomobility.

PSMC aproach to ankle and foot conditions depends on the structure affected. That is why, we believed that a complete evaluation should involve a complete subjective assessment, physical examination, and musculoskeletal ultrasound. After, the physiotherapist determines the clinical diagnosis.

The physiotherapists at PSMC have got more than 10 years of experience in sports injuries and other musculoskeletal conditions. They have treated elite sports, professional dancers and general population. Or physiotherapist experience aloud them to establish a prognosis and a personalized treatment plan. The physios at PSMC deliver the most advance physiotherapy techniques. All of them evidence based.