Ankle pain or foot pain is extremely common and varied. Foot and ankle pain can be brought on for a number of reasons, such as sudden injury, poor footwear or the amount of time spent on your feet every day. Foot and ankle pain can cause discomfort and aggravation and have an impact on your day to day life.
At our Chelmsford Clinic, we are continuously diagnosing and treating many problems involved with the feet. The ankle joint is a vulnerable joint subject to many types of injuries. The cause of pain is very varied too; it could be caused by sporting activities such as football, rugby or cricket to just walking down the road and stepping on the foot awkwardly or breaking your ankle trying to put a high heel on at home like one of our directors Nan managed to achieve!
No matter what your cause of pain, we are here to help! We have a great team of experienced specialists offering unique treatment plans to each individual. We also offer a complete bespoke prescription insole service to make your feet biomechanically sound to ensure the foundations of your body (your feet) are in perfect alignment to minimize the risk of continued problems and future problems in your body caused by the foot which could be in the shoulders for example.
What Can Cause Foot and Ankle Pain?
Sprains and strains
Foot and ankle pain refers to any type of pain or discomfort in your feet. The pain could be caused by an injury such as a sprain, or by a medical condition such as arthritis. It’s common to sprain ligaments in the feet or ankles by rolling over on them; this is when your foot rolls, causing the outside of your ankle to twist towards the ground, causing the ligaments to stretch or rip.
Poor fitting shoes in the short term can cause blisters and bruising, and the long-term effects of wearing poor footwear can include bunions, corns, irritation of the nerves and joints and the misalignment of the toes. Super-flat shoes with thin soles and no arch support and high-heels aren’t always the kindest to our feet!
Overuse or conditions causing inflammation involving any of the bones, ligaments or tendons in the foot can cause pain. If you go for long walks, push the miles in your runs or spend a lot of time on your feet every day, this can cause ankle and foot pain.
If you are experiencing foot or ankle pain, this could be down to nerve compression like sciatica or arthritis. Both conditions are a common cause of foot pain which can result in intense burning pain, numbness or tingling.
How Do You Treat Foot and Ankle Pain?
At Faye Pattison Physiotherapy, we have a number of possible treatments for foot and ankle pain. During the initial consultation, we will identify the cause of the problem and put together a tailored solution that will help relieve you of your pain and discomfort.
We will give you a thorough initial assessment to establish the cause of your pain and one of our therapists will then provide expert treatment to help ease your pain and advise you on how to help prevent re-injury. If your therapist deems a biomechanical assessment is necessary, we can organise for you to see one of our in house biomechanical experts to discuss things in more detail.
Foot Pain Cure Specialists Chelmsford
For foot and ankle pain treatment Chelmsford which will help relieve you of any pain and discomfort in your feet, please contact the Faye Pattison Physiotherapy team today who will be able to book you in for a consultation.