Foot & Ankle Physio Treatment Oakville
Our Oakville physiotherapist provides ankle physio at our Oakville physiotherapy centre for a wide variety of injuries. This includes acute, chronic, traumatic, overuse and repetitive stress injuries. Whether it’s a traumatic injury such as an ankle sprain, or discomfort due to post-fracture immobilization, our Oakville physiotherapist has you covered! They will help you safely regain your range of motion, improve your proprioception, work on gait retraining and muscle strengthening to help prevent secondary complications from these injuries. They will work hard to help get you back to your regular activities of daily living.
What causes ankle strains that require ankle physio?
The most common overuse injuries we see that require ankle physio are “shin splints”, tendinitis in the tibialis anterior or tibialis posterior muscle or tendinitis in the achilles or peroneal muscles. These injuries result from repetitive, abnormal forces placed on the ankle and lower leg. Overuse of the muscle leads to tension, micro-tears and inflammation in the tendon, plus weakness in the stabilizing muscles of the core and pelvis. These conditions may require ankle physio and foot physio, and often affect runners and those starting a new activity program. If workout intensity or distances are increased too quickly, or if improper, worn-out footwear is used these injuries can arise as well! These injuries are treated with a combination of hands-on mobilization, soft tissue release, shockwave and strengthening exercises. Acupuncture can also be a very helpful tool in relieving pain from ankle strains and tendinitis.
Ankle Sprain Treatment: Physiotherapy Oakville
Whether a sprain occurs from one wrong step off a curb, or landing on someones foot while jumping in basketball, the pain can be really debilitating. Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries we see at our Oakville physiotherapy clinic, and our physiotherapist’s are experts are relieving the pain quickly and preventing it from returning. Sprains can range from mild to severe, but almost always involve swelling and painful weight bearing. Our physiotherapy team will help reduce the swelling and strengthen the ankle to help get you back to the activities you love. Treatment can include hands-on mobilization, IFC, strengthening and acupuncture.
Ankle strains and foot physio treatment:
With foot physio treatment, initially you need to stop or limit the aggravating activity to give the tendon time to heal. The physiotherapy techniques employed at our Oakville physiotherapy centre will manage the inflammation and promote an optimum environment for healing through manual techniques, modalities and icing instructions. We will use ankle physiotherapy, manual techniques and a prescribed stretching program to decrease muscle tension and take stress off the healing tendon. We will look at your feet, gait mechanics, and the muscle activation/strength of your stability muscles in the core, pelvis and foot arch, and develop an appropriate exercise program to build strength and promote proper movement patterns. If needed, we can fit you for custom orthotics and give you advice on proper footwear to help prevent this condition from recurring!
If you think you may require ankle physio for an ankle sprain or other injuries mentioned above, contact our Oakville physiotherapy centre today to book an appointment.