Foot & Ankle Manipulation

foot mobilisation techniquesFoot & Ankle Manipulation

Pain and reduced function of the foot and ankle can be caused by many factors; a previous ankle sprain, a fracture an overuse injury such as an ankle strain or an impact injury. You may have worn ill fitting shoes for some time and developed a painful foot or you have a job that requires standing all day and the feet are carrying you all day. Some people have a foot architecture that is prone to certain types of foot pain and sometimes pain comes on as a result of poor conditioning of the muscles and muscle imbalances.

All of these factors can cause foot and ankle pain. Either over time or due to an acute injury the joints stop working properly.  You then get pain in your feet or ankles. You may have tried some treatments that haven’t worked. This may be because the cause of the problem has not been dealt with.  Podiatry foot mobilisation is a technique to get your joints moving properly again and improve the range of motion of your foot and ankle so you can start enjoying your favourite sports and activities again.

Improved foot and ankle function

Foot and ankle function is improved by gentle mobilisation and traction of the foot and ankle combined with trigger point therapy. At Lewisham Foot Health we often give home exercises to add to the treatments as well as foot wear advice to keep your feet happy.

Foot manipulation is similar to mobilisation except these movements are a little faster and are used to improve your joints range of motion. There is often a popping or cracking sound as you get a manipulation. This is called cavitation and is gas bubbles inside the joints that are reduced. The pressure inside the joints will reduce after a manipulation manouver allowing better movement of the joints. Sometimes you will get a mix of mobilisation and manipulation if this is what you will get the best results from.

Occasional foot and ankle tenderness may occur after a treatment and is completely normal. This is just the tissues healing. You may only need only one treatment, but often a course of 2-4 treatments over four to six weeks will show the best results.

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