Foot and Ankle Injuries

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Are You Struggling With Foot and Ankle Pain?

We spend an awful lot of time on our feet. It’s not just exercising that is restricted by ankle and foot pain – it’s socialising, working, resting, and just about everything else you love in life. When we use our lower limbs on a daily basis, they’re bound to be susceptible to injury and pain. This doesn’t mean you have to live with the discomfort.

With the right support, you could boost your body’s natural healing process and build toward a safe and active future. Our mission is to help you achieve your goals and take the first step forward towards a normal life again.

What Are Foot and Ankle Injuries?

Conditions of the lower limbs can come in all shapes and sizes. Some people may complain of pain due to a natural misalignment in their foot, while others may find themselves with a sudden onset of pain due to a sports accident. Exercise, misuse, daily activity, and more can all lead to different varieties of injuries. Most conditions can be divided into two categories, however: acute and chronic.

Acute injuries are sudden and unexpected. These could happen when you land on your foot incorrectly while running and feel a surge of pain come on. Chronic conditions, however, aren’t caused by one specific incident. They come on gradually and can last for weeks, months, or even years. Any and all types of pain may have an impact on your life, no matter the severity or case.

Foot and Ankle Injury Symptoms

Your foot pain may be entirely different from the next person’s, with everything from the severity to the location of the pain differing greatly. You may feel pain in the heel, ankle, middle of foot, along the toes, along the edges of your toenails, the back of the ankle, the ball of the foot, or over the entire area all at once.

Here are some other common symptoms to be aware of:

Foot and Ankle Pain Treatments

Everyone’s health journey is different. The way to treat plantar fasciitis is going to look nothing like treatment for a complex ankle fracture. At Melbourne Physiotherapy, Pilates, and Fitness Group, we take care to create treatment options that are tailored to each individual. After an initial consultation, we will factor in everything that was discussed and create a tailored treatment plan. Our duty is to help you get the most appropriate level of care possible to get you back on your feet.

This treatment plan could include the following:


Working with a Physiotherapist is one of the best ways to receive individualised, tailored care. With a blend of joint mobilisation, massage, soft tissue techniques, remedial exercise programs, Shockwave and electrotherapy technologies, dry needling, stretching, and specific exercises, your Physio could help you recover from a range of injuries and conditions.

Clinical Exercise

Exercising may help the body to recover. That’s why clinical exercise is the way to go. You can participate in remedial exercises prescribed and supervised by experienced professionals.

Shockwave and Electrotherapy

Shockwave and Electrotherapy are treatments available by our Physiotherapy team that may assist in the pain reduction and recovery of a range of foot and ankle injuries.


Hydrotherapy can often be overlooked by patients, but the benefits cannot be underestimated. The natural buoyancy and resistance offered by water may provide a safe means to rehabilitate injuries, recover strength, and manage symptoms.


When it comes to problems with the foot and ankle, seeing a podiatrist is often the first step forward. Visiting a skilled podiatrist at our clinic could give you the care you need, which could include everything from lifestyle advice to custom orthotics.

Other Treatments

No two patients are the same – so why should you receive a ‘one-size-fits-all’ treatment? If none of the previous options suits your needs, our team will gladly work with you to find a tailored treatment plan that fits.

Your Foot and Ankle Questions Answered

Here are some of the common foot and ankle conditions that we treat at Melbourne Physiotherapy, Pilates, and Fitness Group:

  • Post-surgical rehabilitation following foot and ankle surgery
  • Common and complex fractures to the foot and ankle
  • Surgical fixation of foot and ankle fractures
  • Lisfranc injuries
  • Avulsion fractures
  • Stress fractures to distal tibia/fibula, navicular, or metatarsals
  • Ligament sprains and ruptures
  • Ruptures to the Achilles tendon (also known as Tendo-Achilles)
  • Overuse syndromes and tendinopathies such as plantar fasciitis, tibialis posterior, and tibialis anterior
  • Anterior and posterior impingement of the ankle
  • Developmental and growth plate conditions
  • Pain related to flat feet (Pes Planus)
  • Pain related to high arch feet (Pes Cavus)
  • Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
  • Hallux Rigidus
  • Arthritis of foot and ankle joints
  • Gout

The ways we use our lower limbs are incredibly versatile, and naturally, so are the ways in which we can hurt them. Some of the most common causes of foot and ankle pain include chronic conditions, trauma to the foot, sports injuries, and the natural wear-and-tear of aging.

No, our services do not require referrals. However, you may be eligible for subsidised treatment or rebates through programs such as EPC, TAC, Workcover or NDIS. Visit your GP to see if you are eligible.

Recovery and rehabilitation are very unique and individual processes. Everyone’s experience is going to differ depending on factors such as the severity of their injury, their health history, and their goals. Some minor issues may be resolved in days, while others may take much longer to manage. Either way, receiving the appropriate care and advice is essential.

The safest way of handling your foot or ankle pain is to act as soon as you have cause for concern. If you think you may have undergone a sudden injury, or if you are noticing ongoing pain during activity, then you should book an appointment. After all, it is always better to be safe than sorry.


Book an Appointment Today to Get Your Health Back on Track

When you leave injuries and health issues untreated, you risk letting them progress into something even worse. If you have any cause for concern over your foot and ankle health, now is the time to act. Our friendly team at Melbourne Physiotherapy, Pilates, and Fitness Group may not only help you manage your pain but also offer advice and strategies to protect your long-term health.

If you’re ready to tackle your foot and ankle pain, you can book an appointment at our state-of-the-art clinic today. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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