Conditions – Foot and Ankle Pain

Foot and ankle pain can be detrimental to both short and long-term health due to the amount of weight and pressure they bear. In the short term, foot and ankle pain can lead to decreased mobility and increased risk of injury. In the long term, it can lead to chronic pain, joint stiffness, and decreased overall quality of life. With appropriate lifestyle changes and treatment, however, the effects of foot and ankle pain can be managed and reduced.

At Purpose Physiotherapy, we are experienced in treating the following foot and ankle conditions:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Stress fractures
  • Arthritis (osteoarthritis)
  • Hypermobility
  • Acute fractures
  • Flat feet
  • Ankle sprains (Ligament tears)
  • Calf strains
  • Tendonitis
  • Achilles’ tendinitis

At our clinics in Thirroul and Woonona, Purpose Physiotherapy has a team of experienced physiotherapists and exercise physiologists that are experienced in treating foot and ankle pain. Our approach to helping you overcome your foot and ankle pain is as follows:

  1. Comprehensive assessment to determine both the diagnosis and the root causes (we may use imaging/scans where necessary).
  2. Tests and measurements to ensure we monitor progress and improvements.
  3. Holistic view of your entire body, including posture, alignment, mobility, strength, sleep, stress, nutrition and your nervous system.
  4. Treatment plan that relieves pain and targets the root causes, including massage, joint manipulation, dry-needling, exercise programs (core strength, Pilates and movement retraining) and education. This plan will specifically target your individual goals.
  5. Ongoing prevention options through clinical Pilates and small-group exercise.

By taking this approach, our team will get you not only moving with Purpose, but living with Purpose as well. 

Foot and Ankle Pain FAQ's

  • Foot and ankle pain can be caused by a variety of factors, such as injury, overuse, and medical conditions. Other common causes include improper footwear, poor posture, and lack of exercise.
The symptoms of foot and ankle pain can include swelling, tenderness, stiffness, and difficulty walking. Additionally, it may be accompanied by numbness, tingling, and burning sensations in the feet.
  • Physiotherapy can help manage and reduce the effects of foot and ankle pain by strengthening the muscles and joints, improving posture, providing mobility aids, and improving overall fitness. Physiotherapy can also help with pain relief, improve balance, and reduce the risk of falls.
  • To prevent foot and ankle pain, it is important to wear comfortable and supportive footwear, maintain proper posture, and exercise regularly. Additionally, it is important to stretch regularly and take breaks from strenuous activities to give your feet and ankles time to rest and recover.