A natural approach – no orthotics, no surgery, no medication
What is Ankle Pain?
The most common injury around the ankle joint involves the ligaments, especially in sports involving jumping. When a joint is subjected to a force greater than what it can withstand it will be forced out of alignment (subluxated). Often rehabilitation of these injuries is inadequate resulting in a high rate of recurrence and ankle instability because the cause of the problem has not been addressed. Hence, a subluxated ankle will ultimately lead to further instability and cause one to re-sprain the ankle. This misalignment will also apply further stress to the surrounding tendons which can cause them to be overworked and become inflamed.
Can Ankle Pain be treated Naturally?
Yes there is a natural treatment option for ankle pain. No orthotics are needed in the majority of cases. In some instances the talus can be misaligned or ‘stuck’. This will require the podiatrist to carefully diagnose the situation, which may also involve taking an x-ray. The distal fibular may have also tightened up be part of the problem along with the surrounding ligaments that hold the ankle joint together. Sometimes a single foot mobilisation treatment can produce a significant improvement in ankle pain. However the key is to always make sure the underlying cause of the ankle pain is addressed, treated naturally and corrected. Please view our article on Natural Corrective Podiatry.
Ankle pain can be resolved naturally when foot mobilisation and correective exercises are used by podiatrists at the Foot Posture Centre
How to fix Ankle Pain Naturally?
Diagnosing which structures around the ankle are sore and correlating that to the individual’s history and clinical findings is the beginning of fixing ankle pain and instability. Identifying if there is an underlying foot / ankle subluxation and correcting that through foot mobilisation and corrective exercises is the key to solving this problem. This will take the stress off the muscles and ligaments and reduce the instability.
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Ankle Pain
- Arch Pain
- Back Pain (Lower)
- Ball of Foot Pain
- Big Toe Joint Pain
- Children’s Feet
- Claw Toes
- Flat Feet
- Hammer Toe
- Heel Pain
- Heel Spurs
- High Arched Feet
- Hip Pain
- Knee Pain
- Midfoot Pain
- Morton’s Neuroma
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Shin Splints
- Stress Fractures of Foot & Legs
- Tired / Aching Legs
- Weak Ankles / Ankle Instability
WARNING: This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace professional podiatric advice. Treatment will vary between individuals depending on the diagnosis and presenting complaint. An accurate diagnosis can only be made following personal consultation with a Podiatrist.
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