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Treatment Advice

for common foot & ankle conditions

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We have treatment advice for the conditions shown below. Each section displays the commonly affected area and the Signs & Symptoms for that condition.

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Ankle Sprain (Lateral)

affected area
Signs & Symptoms
  • Injured ankle during an activity
  • Pain on outside of ankle
  • Swollen Ankle
  • Difficult walking for first few days after injury

Achilles Tendonopathy​

affected area
Signs & Symptoms
  • Pain over back of heel/ lower leg.
  • More painful after exercise/ activity.
  • Feeling of stiffness first thing in morning or after period of inactivity.
  • Stiffness improves with activity.

Plantar Heel Pain​

affected area
Signs & Symptoms
  • Pain in heel/ sole of foot.
  • Worse with load.
  • Worse in the morning.
  • Worse with first steps.
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Hallux Valgus (Bunions)​

affected area
Signs & Symptoms
  • Big toe pointing towards the other toes
  • Swollen, bony bump on the inside edge of your foot
  • Big toe joint pain/ swelling that’s made worse by pressure from wearing shoes
  • Sore skin over the top of the bunion

Plantar Fibromatosis

affected area
Signs & Symptoms
  • Lump commonly present on the inside border of the sole.
  • Pain with applying pressure on lump.
  • Pain with wearing restrictive shoes.
  • Pain with walking barefoot.
  • Pain with standing for long periods.
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Pes Planus (flat feet)​

affected area
Signs & Symptoms
  • Pain along inside of foot/ ankle.
  • Loss of height of arch along inside of foot.
  • May have foot pain along outside of foot if problem is severe.
  • May have foot pain along outside of foot if problem is severe.
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Neuroma

affected area
Signs & Symptoms
  • Pain in ‘ball of the foot’ between the long bones of the foot.
  • Typically aggravated when walking or running.
  • Sharp or shooting pain, numbness, or tingling in your toes.
  • Common ‘feeling of having a pebble in shoe’

Ankle Pain / OA

affected area
Signs & Symptoms
  • Ankle pain.
  • Swelling.
  • Deformity of ankle.
  • Loss of ankle movement.
  • Giving way of ankle.
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