How We Treat Ankle Pain

We Help Ease You Ankle Pain 

We aim to relieve your pain as quickly as humanly possible using a range of treatments that aim to increase blood flow, decrease inflammation & break up scar tissue around the ankle.

We Offer Computerised Gait Analysis 

We use gait analysis to identify where your specific weaknesses & imbalances lie that may be causing your ankle pain, should you wish to address them. Many cases of ankle pain are caused by faulty movement patterns not only in the ankle but throughout the leg and foot.

Rehab Exercises For Those Who Want Them 

We help you to restore and maintain better ankle alignment & strength in the long term. Working on the strength of the muscles that support your ankle takes a bit of commitment but many people form that it’s worth the effort in the long run. 

Insoles For Those Who Need Them 

We prescribe insoles designed especially to help prevent ankle pain. They do this by limiting strain and damage in the ankles connective tissues long term. Many people with ankle pain have issues with their arches and feet. 

Why We Treat Ankle Pain

Finding that you can’t walk or run normal, healthy distances without ankle pain is frustrating at best, seriously scary and life-limiting at worst. The ability to move without pain forms a big part of our most basic sense of physical freedom. The knowledge of these facts is what drives us to do everything we can to help get you out of pain in a way that is not only quick but also lasting. 

Your quality of life is what drives us to work as hard as we do.

Ankle Pain FAQ

How can I tell if I have tendinitis in my ankle?

There are a great many tendons that cross the ankle joint. These tendons are the attachments for the muscles of the lower leg many of which are just passing through on their way to insertions on the foot bones. Ankle tendonitis or ankle tendinosis as we prefer to call it these days is caused by microscopic wear and tear in an ankle tendon. 

The primary symptom associated with ankle tendonitis/ ankle tendinosis is pain related to movement. Some cases of ankle tendinitis generate sharp sudden ‘catching’ or ‘pinching’ pain felt at certain times and in certain positions. Other cases of tendinitis manifest as difficulty bearing weight or moving without what feels like pain from the joint. Achilles tendinitis/tendinosis is soften associated with obvious thickening of the tendon. 

Web based information like this can be an excellent way to raise your ‘health IQ’, we do however advise against self diagnosis. If you have persistent ankle pain and you suspect it could be tendinosis or tendonitis  get yourself to someone professionally trained to diagnose ankle pains. 

What are the possible causes of ankle pain with no swelling? 

Scar tissue, tendonitis, flat feet, muscle weakness, unresolved sprains, arthritis, joint infections, bone diseases and even gout can cause ankle pain with no swelling. It’s more probable that you have some scar tissue, weakness or an unresolved sprain than anything more serious. Persistent pains however are not supposed to be ignored, so see a trained health professional if you are having problems. 

Do I have ankle arthritis? 

There are many pain conditions that can feel very much like the onset of ankle arthritis. The only reliable way to know if you have ankle arthritis is by a combination of a physical exam and X Ray. It is worth being aware that confirming that you have ankle arthritis doesn’t also mean that your pain is arthritic pain. Many people for example have ankle arthritis and ankle tendonitis and find that it was in fact the tendonitis causing their pain. 

As you may have gathered we advise against attempts at self diagnosing conditions like ankle arthritis. If you have stubborn pain and stiffness in one or both of your ankles that is proving to be persistent seek professional advice. 

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