Ankle & Foot Pain

 

Ankle and foot pain is defined as pain arising from the anatomical region of the ankle and foot. It may present as pain or stiffness on movement or at rest, at any time of day. 

 

It may arise traumatically through repetitive overuse trauma, from degenerative change, congenital dysfunctional conditions or inflammatory conditions. Pain may be due to joints, ligaments, muscles or tendons.

 

Commonly, ankle dysfunction leads to changes and pain in the legs, knees, hips and back. Chiropractors treat ankle and foot pain using a package of chiropractic care. There  may also be co-management with a Podiatrist, utilising bespoke orthotic supports to restore normal ankle function, leading to better overall biomechanical stability and function, thus helping making the chiropractic treatment more effective.

 

 

EVIDENCE

Scientific research showing the effectiveness of Chiropractic treatment and management for ankle and foot pain can be found in:

  

Brantingham JW, Globe G, Pollard H, Hicks M, Korporaal C, Hoskins W. Manipulative therapy for lower extremity conditions: expansion of literature review. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2009; 32(1): 53-71.

 

Van der Wees PJ, Lenssen AF, Hendriks EJ, Stomp DJ, Dekker J, de Bie RA. Effectiveness of exercise therapy and manual mobilisation in ankle sprain and functional instability: a systematic review. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy 2006; 52(1): 27-37.