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Foot and Ankle Injuries

Sprain of the ankle results in soft tissue and ligament damage.

Footballer’s ankle causes repeated trauma to the bones on the front of the ankle joint, causing the ankle to swell. Usually as a result of repeated trauma such as kicking a football.

Osteoarthritis can occur when a sprain hasn’t been treated and the ankle remains stiff.

Plantarfasciitis which is inflammation of the arch of the foot can occur as a result of a bad sprain, or poor biomechanics and footwear.

Tendo Achilles tendonitis is usually an overuse injury occurring from repeated stresses such as running for long periods on roads. This results in the tendon becoming inflamed and is usually stiff first thing on a morning.

Metatarsalgia is when the balls of the feet become inflamed, commonly caused by wearing high heels, running on hard surfaces in poor shoes and wearing flip flops.

Bunions occur on the big toe. Usually the foot tends to have a flat arch which causes abnormal rotational forces through the big toe resulting in soft tissue damage and inflammation.

Stress fracture usually occurs in the small bones of the feet as a result of repeated trauma such as long distance running..

Symptoms of foot and ankle problems

• Heat and swelling
• Inability to weight bear
• Giving way of the ankle
• Stiff first thing on a morning
• Problems getting shoes to fit
• Muscle spasm may occur to protect the damaged ankle at the time of injury.

Treatment for foot and ankle problems

• Rest – Ice – Compression – Elevation (RICE) – for all acute ankle injuries
• In the case of severe injury and inability to weigh bear casualty for X-rays to discount the possibility of a fracture.
• Full physiotherapy assessment to determine the nature of the injury and wether consultant referral is necessary in the case of ligament rupture, cartilage damage or loose body.
• Physiotherapy to remove swelling, mobilise soft tissues, strengthen muscles and restore joint proprioception.
• In the case of poor biomechanics it may be necessary to have an orthotic assessment to provide a support to assist the foot to be more functional.
• It may be necessary to immobilise the damaged joints to aid recovery. This will normally be determined by the hospital