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Orléans, ON K4A 0G4

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Ankle pain

Understanding Ankle Pain & Physiotherapy

Orleans residents just like everyone else in Ontario from time to time will suffer from ankle pain. It’s important to know what makes up the ankle and where the pain orginates. The ankle joint is a joint that is formed by the talus, tibia, and fibula bones. The ankle is stabilized by strong ligaments medially and laterally. The main stabilizing ligament medially on the inside is the deltoid ligament, and laterally on the outside the ankle has its stabilization from three ligaments, the anterior and posterior talofibular ligaments, and the calcaneofibular ligament.

The anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL) is the weakest of the three lateral ligaments and thus the most frequently injured. The deltoid ligament actually consists of four ligaments that form a triangle connecting the tibia to the navicular, the calcaneus, and the talus.

Your ankle has two fluid-filled sacs, or bursa, that cushion the space between the tendons and bones. They can get inflamed from arthritis, overuse, high-heeled shoes, recent footwear changes, or starting workouts again after time off ( Ankle bursitis)

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Common Ankle Issues

The most common causes include injury, arthritis and normal wear and tear. Depending on the cause, you may feel pain or stiffness anywhere around the ankle. Your ankle may also swell, and you may not be able to put any weight on it. Usually, ankle pain gets better with rest, ice , compression and elevation.

Most cases of foot or ankle pain are short term and are caused by soft tissue injuries, such as sprains or strains. Depending on the severity of the injury, it could take a few months to fully recover.

The most common injury is ankle sprain which usually occurs on the lateral (outside) part of the ankle more than the medial or the inside secondary an inversion injury.

detailed ankle diagram

Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains usually can be diagnosed with a physical exam. Pain on the outside of the ankle, tenderness and swelling, and an ankle with an inversion-type injury may indicate a sprain. In these patients, normal X-rays also confirms if the bone has not been broken such as fifth metatarsal, calcaneus. And instead the ankle ligaments have been torn or sprained. Also Achilles tendon can be torn or your peroneal tendon depending on the results of your physical examination.

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Achilles Tendonitis Or Tendinosis

A continuous small strain can cause tiny tears in the Achilles tendon, which connects your calf muscles to your heel. The back of your ankle may feel tender just above your heel. You might notice it most in the morning or after exercise especially running.

Flat feet Or Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of pain on the bottom of the heel. Plantar fasciitis occurs when the plantar fascia, a strong band of tissue that supports the arch of your foot, becomes irritated. Usually some foot-strengthening exercises and shoes with good arch support or orthotics can help.

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2010 Trim Rd unit 9, Orléans, ON K4A 0G4
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