Foot / Ankle Pain

Most Common Illness:

  • Ankle Sprains

The tearing of the ankle ligaments.

  • Achilles Tendonitis

Causes pain along the back of the leg near the heel.

  • Plantar Fasciitis

The inflammation of the ligament that connects the heel to the toes.

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture

An injury that affects the back of the lower leg.

  • Chronic Ankle Instability

A condition where the lateral side of the ankle cannot support weight and continues to roll to that side.

  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

A condition in which the tibial nerve is being compressed, causing foot and ankle pain.

  • Ankle Fractures

One or more of the bones that make up the ankle joint are broken.

  • Osteoarthritis of the Ankle

The loss of the cartilage layer in the ankle, causes the bones to rub against each other.



  •   Pain

Discomfort in any of the structures in the foot/ankle

  •   Swelling

Swelling can occur in the ankle region as a result of the diseases that hit that body part.

  •   Bruising

Usually occurs with ligament tissue tears and  serious sprains.

  •   Limited Range of Motion

The inability to move the foot/ankle within its normal range of motion.

  •   Instability

Ankle joint bones aren’t held tightly together.

  •   Weakness

Loss of strength of foot/ankle motion due to inability to create an adequate force.

  •   Stiffness

Foot/ankle pain that makes it difficult or impossible to move it

  •   Tenderness to Touch

Occur due to injuries/inflammation and causes pain when the ankles are touched

  •   Crepitus

A snapping sound in the ankle while moving/rotating the ankle.

  • Difficulty Walking

Results from foot/ankle severe pain or stiffness.

  • Numbness and Tingling

You find it hard to control the ankle joint and a dull pain might occur.

  • Heat or Warmth

Usually a sign of inflammation.

  • Pain with Weight Bearing

Severe ankle pain with weight-bearing activities.

Available treatment:

  • Pain Management
  • Restoration of Range of Motion (ROM)
  • Strengthening Exercise
  • Balance and Proprioception Training
  • Functional Training
  • Gait Training
  • Bracing or Taping
  • Education and Home Exercise Program
  • Modalities
  • Manual Therapy