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.
Discomfort in any of the structures in the foot/ankle
Swelling can occur in the ankle region as a result of the diseases that hit that body part.
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.
Ankle joint bones aren’t held tightly together.
Loss of strength of foot/ankle motion due to inability to create an adequate force.
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
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.
- 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
- Manual Therapy