Are you suffering from ankle pain or discomfort? Our experienced podiatrists can diagnose, treat and rehabilitate acute and chronic ankle pain.

Causes of ankle pain:

  • Ankle sprain
    Ankle sprain is the most common cause of ankle pain. After an ankle sprain, you may feel pain on the inside or outside of the ankle and notice swelling and bruising.
  • Tendinopathy
    Tendinopathy refers to damage to a tendon. The extent of damage can range from micro-tears to complete ruptures, resulting in pain, inflammation and degeneration.
  • Fracture
    Fractures in the ankle can result from trauma to the ankle such as a severe ankle sprain, fall and car accident.
  • Arthritis
    Arthritis in the ankle joint can cause pain and swelling, making it difficult to stay active. There are different types of arthritis that can cause ankle pain. You may experience ankle pain from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, psoriatic arthritis and septic arthritis.
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
    The tarsal tunnel functions as a ‘tunnel’ for arteries, veins, tendons and nerves. These structures can get compressed within the tarsal tunnel, resulting in ankle pain.

Treatment options for ankle pain:

  1. Ultrasound and laser therapy – helps to reduce pain, swelling and inflammation.
  2. Footwear recommendation – to improve biomechanics of the lower limb.
  3. Orthotic therapy – when ankle pain is associated with abnormal biomechanics, orthotic therapy can help to correct the alignment of the foot and lower limb.
  4. Rehabilitation program – strengthening and stretching exercises to help increase ankle joint mobility. This also reduces the risk of recurring ankle pain.

The complex anatomy of the ankle means that there can be damage to one or multiple ligaments, tendons and bones. It is important that the underlying cause of pain is accurately diagnosed to ensure the most appropriate treatment program is implemented.

Here at All Sports and Family Podiatry, our experienced podiatrists can assess, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate ankle pain and injuries.

Book online now or call our friendly reception team on (08) 6380 1941 to have your ankle assessed by a professional podiatrist.