Treatment Options for Foot & Ankle Injuries

Foot & Ankle Injury Treatment Options

Including plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia, and Morton’s Neuroma. Recovering from such injuries requires therapeutic exercising. We have a friendly team that helps patients with these exercises and makes it easy to get back to fitness.

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Methods & Treatments for Foot & Ankle Injury

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Foot & Ankle Injury FAQs

Physiotherapy is instrumental in managing orthopedic conditions, which include disorders of the musculoskeletal system, such as bones, muscles, joints, ligaments, and tendons. It aids in reducing pain and inflammation through various modalities like heat or cold therapy, TENS, and manual techniques. It also enhances mobility and function by helping patients regain strength and flexibility through targeted exercises and stretches. Importantly, physiotherapy helps patients recover from orthopedic surgeries, like joint replacements or reconstructions, by guiding them through postoperative rehabilitation. Equally, it is involved in injury prevention, educating patients about correct postures, movements, and ergonomic principles to avoid future injuries or conditions. Therefore, physiotherapy is a vital component of comprehensive orthopedic care.

Physiotherapy plays a crucial role in managing Parkinson’s disease. The aim is to help patients maintain their physical abilities, independence, and quality of life. Physiotherapists may design exercise programs to improve strength, balance, and coordination, and work with patients on practical tasks such as walking and speaking. They may also educate patients and their families about the disease and its effects. Physiotherapy is a key component of a comprehensive approach to managing Parkinson’s disease.

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If the injured area is unusually painful, you may want to see your physiotherapist. We want to rule out fractures and reduce the risk of reoccurring sprains. Constant aching, night pain, and inability to bear weight could be signs of a fracture. But you should see a physician before self-diagnosing and panicking. 

This all depends on the severity of the injury, but most sprains require 2-6 weeks to heal. Our goals are to control inflammation, regain strength and range of motion, and restore muscle control and endurance levels before returning to sports or everyday life.

An ankle sprain is an injury to one or more of the ligaments in your ankle. Treatment includes resting your ankle, applying ice, compression and elevation (RICE), and taking over-the-counter pain relief if needed. If your ankle is severely swollen or you can’t bear weight on it, see a doctor.

There are three grades of ankle sprains. Grade 1 ankle sprains are light injuries that usually allow the return to sport in 2-3 weeks. Grade 2 sprains involve greater injury to the ligament and can take up to 4-6 weeks to allow a full return to sport. Grade 3 sprains are more severe and often involve full tearing of the ligament and possible bone fracture.