Ankle injuries are very common in sport but can also result from relatively trivial incidents such as ‘twisting’ the ankle when stepping off a curb.
Often the ligaments are injured when you twist your ankle but other structures may also be affected including tendons, joints or in the worst case, bone. It is important to seek professional advice to assess the injury, as inadequate rehabilitation of ankle injuries may also result in persistent symptoms, reduced performance in activities and greater risk of recurrence.
A PAM Wellbeing Physiotherapist will be able to examine your ankle and advise you on the best course of treatment to allow you to return to normal activity as soon as possible.
Plantar fasciitis is the result of damage to the tough band of tissue (fascia) that runs under the sole of the foot, which causes pain under the foot or in the heel. It most commonly affects people aged 40 to 60 who are on their feet for long periods of time.
The pain tends to develop gradually over time and is at its worst when you wake up in the morning and at the end of the day.
Rest, regular stretching, applying ice packs, taking painkillers and wearing well-fitted, supportive shoes can often help relieve the pain. In a many cases, treatments such as physiotherapy or podiatry can also assist and in some cases injections may be necessary and rarely, surgery may be required.
Your PAM Wellbeing Physiotherapist can help to identify the best course of action to help with your pain and advise you to seek onwards referrals if necessary.