CBD Wellness Centre | PERTH | Knee, Ankle & Foot Pains

KNEE, ANKLE & FOOT PAIN

PLANTAR

FASCIITIS

Plantar fasciitis is a syndrome in which inflammation occurs in the band of the tissue that runs from the heel to your foot’s arch. This band is known as the ‘plantar fascia’. The pain is usually localized to the inside of the heel area on the bottom of your foot and tends to be more severe when you first stand after sitting or lying for prolonged periods. It is particularly common in people who have flat feet.

OTHER FOOT PROBLEMS

Apart from the more common foot pathologies such as tendinopathies, ankle sprains, plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis; our practitioners also have extensive experience treating less common causes of foot pain, usually caused by poor foot posture and subsequent loading patterns. 

Some of these include:

 

  • Sinus tarsi syndrome – Inflammation of the sinus tarsi which is a small, bony tunnel, formed by the congruency of the bones of the foot and ankle.
     

  • Antero-lateral impingement syndrome – Inflammation caused by the repetitive impingement of the synovial fluid and soft tissue along the outside of the foot and ankle.
     

  • Mortons neuroma – A nerve trapped between the long bones in the foot leading to neural symptoms such as pins and needles, tingling and numbness.
     

  • Metatarsalgia – Inflammation of the metatarsal heads and first joint of the toes.

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If you have chronic pain and would like treatment and/or more information,
please call us or book an appointment today. 

ANKLE PAINS & SPRAIN

Also known as ‘the rolled ankle’, ankle sprain refers to pain coming from damaged ligaments and tendons on the inside or, more commonly, the outside of the ankle.

ARCHILES TENDONITIS

Achilles tendonitis refers to recurrent inflammation of the Achilles tendon, the strongest and largest tendon in the body. Felt as a dull ache in the lower part of the calf, Achilles tendonitis is caused by repetitive overstretching of the tendon, common in people that participate in sports involving sudden stops and starts, change of direction and change in acceleration. Symptoms usually develop gradually with pain being mild at first and getting progressively worse with repetitive overuse. In severe cases, the tendon may even rupture or snap.

Symptoms of Achilles tendonitis include:

  • Stiffness and pain (especially first thing the morning) that eases with movement

  • Pain in the tendon when warming up, that eases during exercise, and returns after you’ve cooled down

  • Swelling or painful nodules around the tendon

  • Pain in the tendon when walking (especially up hills)

  • Stiffness and inability to stretch the Achilles tendon without pain.

KNEE PAIN

Knee pain is the most common musculoskeletal complaint that brings people to their therapist. The knee joint’s main function is to bend and straighten however, it also twists and rotates. In order to perform all of these actions and to support the entire body while doing so, the knee relies on a number of structures including bones (femur, tibia and patella), ligaments (ACL, PCL, LCL, MCL), tendons (quadriceps and patella), cartilage (medial and lateral) and muscles (quadriceps, hamstrings, ITB, calf and popliteus). Injury to any of these structures can result in pain and dysfunction.

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If you have chronic pain and would like treatment and/or more information,
please call us or book an appointment today. 

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If you have chronic pain and would like treatment and/or more information,
please call us or book an appointment today. 

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