Suffering with Foot/Ankle Pain?
THE FOOT AND ANKLE ARE OFTEN OVERLOOKED, BUT THEY PROVIDE SUPPORT, SHOCK ABSORPTION AND BALANCE. YOUR FEET AND ANKLES ARE TWO AREAS THAT WORK EXTREMELY HARD.
When you suffer from foot or ankle injuries, the pain can be debilitating, and can often prevent you from doing what you want. There are many different reasons why foot and ankle pain occur, but when they do - at Dynamic Osteopaths & Regenerative Medicine we can help you diagnose the cause of the pain, and treat it as quickly as possible, to get you back to doing what you want.
SYMPTOMS OF FOOT AND ANKLE PAIN
The foot and ankle is a complex network of bones, tendons, ligaments and muscles which all work together to provide support, stability and enable movement. Pain or injuries related to the foot and ankle can be any of the above bone or soft tissue structures, and symptoms can include:
– Ball or heel pain
– Full arch pain
– Toe joint pain
– Discomfort on weight-bearing
– Discomfort on movement
– Reduced mobikity
– Pain on touch
DIAGNOSING THE UNDERLYING CAUSE OF YOUR PAIN
There are a variety of injuries and conditions that can cause foot and ankle pain. Some of the most common causes include:
ANKLE JOINT OSTEOARTHRITIS
Arthritis causes the joints in your foot and ankle to deteriorate over time, causing tenderness, pain, stiffness, swelling and reduced mobility.
A common injury among runners for example, Achilles tendinitis is an overuse injury that causes pain in the back of the ankle after activity.
Your foot and ankle joints are cushioned by fluid-filled sacks, called bursas. When these structures become irritated they can become inflamed. As a result, they can’t absorb shock as they’re intended to, and your joints may become irritated causing pain, stiffness and swelling.
When the ankle ligaments are stretched or torn due to an injury, it is referred to as a sprained ankle. Repeated injuries to this area can result in chronic pain, reduced stability and weakness, so prompt treatment is necessary.
One of the most common causes of heel pain, plantar fasciitis is very common among. It causes sharp pain that is worse in the morning and following inactivity, but tends to improve throughout the day.
Other fairly common conditions may include - Morton's neuroma and metatarsalgia.
Here at Dynamic Osteopaths we regularly treat foot and ankle pain with good success. It is our aim and priority to gain an accurate diagnosis, as this is crucial prior to treatment.
Here, our team, who are Solihull and Birmingham osteopaths take the necessary steps to identify the correct diagnosis before ensuring a more effective foot and ankle treatment. In most cases our physical assessment of the foot and ankle along with the knees and hips, will give us a good idea of what is causing the pain, but in some cases scans may be needed for diagnostic confirmation.
At Dynamic Osteopaths & Regenerative Medicine, we committed to relieving your pain and healing your foot and ankle injury, at the same time as dealing with the predisposing factors to the injury. It is the objective to ensure that you make a full return to your active lifestyle.
In common practice many doctors will focus on temporary pain-relief measures like cortisone injections or invasive surgery, but we believe in a more innovative way to naturally restore foot and ankle function at the same time as reducing pain. We know that our patients want long-lasting relief, not just a quick fix, and that’s exactly what we aim to deliver. We are primarily focused on conservative treatment and minimally invasive alternative procedures that can potentially improve your symptoms and repair local tissue damage in your foot and ankle without the long healing and rehabilitation period. These treatments may include effective biological treatments like platelet rich plasma (PRP) foot and ankle injections, and hyaluronic acid. We believe that these approaches offer an effective minimally invasive method for treating pain. High amounts of patients are now opting for these forms of treatments for the pain and injury with ongoing positive results. Treatments for conditions like planter fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis for very popular.
GET IN TOUCH TO FIND OUT MORE OR SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION
Don’t let foot / ankle pain, joint damage, sports injuries or arthritis get in the way of allowing you to do what you want. Schedule a consultation at Dynamic Osteopaths & Regenerative Medicine today, and let us treat your injury, provide pain relief and get you back to your full and active lifestyle. We have clinics operating out of Solihull (Henley-In-Arden), Birmingham (Harborne/edgbaston) & Bromsgrove (Barnt Green).
Call us today 01564 330773