Ankle & Foot

  Ankle & Foot

Gout

Gout is an inflammatory arthritis which occurs commonly in middle-aged men. Gout is caused by abnormal levels of uric acid in the blood or tissue, which eventually crystallise into a joint and results in the formation of small crystals. These small uric acid crystals cause an intense inflammatory response that causes a painful arthritis attack ...

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Calcaneal & Heel Spur

A Calcaneal spur or commonly known as heel spur, is a pointed bony outgrowth off the bone of the heel. These spurs are caused by damage to the bone over many years which causes chronic local inflammation at the insertion of soft tissue tendons or fascia in the area. Heel spurs are usually located at ...

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Achilles Tear & Tendinitis and Retrocalcaneal Bursitis

The Achilles tendon is a large tendon which connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. The calf consists of two muscles (gastrocnemius and soleus) which are found in the back of the lower leg and together form into the Achilles tendon. The gastrocnemis and soleus muscles both work together to produce movement at the ...

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Plantar Fasciitis

The plantar fascia originates at the calcaneus (heel bone) and fans out toward the toes helping to maintain the arch of the foot. Plantar fasciitis is caused by straining the ligament that supports your arch. Repeated strain can cause tiny tears in the ligament which can result in pain and swelling under the arch of ...

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Mortons Neuroma, Intertarsal Neuralgia & Metatarsalgia

These conditions all produce localised forefoot pain under the bottom of the toes. Intertarsal neuralgia also known as Mortons Neuroma, is described as the compression of the nerve between the 3rd and 4th metatarsals as a result of scar tissue and excessive movement in the forefoot. Metatarsalgia is a condition that results in bruising/ burning ...

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Hallux Injuries

Hallux injuries are referred to as a group of injuries or deformities which affect the big toe. The hallux plays a critical role in the toe off/ push off phase during gait. Any hallux injuries can alter this stage of gait and lead to compensating injuries felt higher in the ankle and lower leg. The ...

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Foot Pronation

If you're experiencing pain in and around your feet you may have Foot Pronation, so come visit us for physiotherapy treatment. Call Spinal and Sports Care to book an appointment.

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Severs Disease

Severs disease is an injury to the growth plate found at the back of the heel. This condition occurs in children because their growth plates haven’t completely fused to the bulk of the bone. Growth plates enable bone growth to occur but they are also sites of weakness in the bone which are more prone ...

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Inversion Sprain & Eversion Sprain

These sprains are referred to as a traumatic forcible inversion/eversion injury to the supporting ligaments around the inside and outside of the ankle. Inversion sprains (ankle rolls inwards) are the most common type of injury to the ankle and result in overstretching of the outside ligaments. Eversion sprains (ankle rolls outwards) cause overstretching of the ...

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