Physiotherapy Treatment for Ankle, Foot and Shin Pain

At Susan Quin Physiotherapy I can assess and treat your ankle, foot or shin pain. Early management of acute injuries like sprains is very important. You need to be sure it is not broken. I will refer you on to your doctor if it needs to be x-rayed.


How Does Physiotherapy Treatment for Ankle, Foot and Shin Pain work?

A detailed history is taken. Then a biomechanical assessment is done to determine the reason for your injury and to create the most appropriate treatment plan.

The assessment will include the affected area and also your back, hip and knee as they may contribute to the problem.

Common Injuries of the Ankle, Foot and Shin can be divided into Acute and Overuse Injuries.

Acute Injuries of the Ankle, Foot and Shin include:

  • Fractures from a fall or something heavy landing on your foot
  • Ligament Strain/Sprain
  • Muscle/ Tendon Tears, partial and complete, e.g. calf tear

Overuse Injuries of the Ankle, Foot and Shin include:

  • Plantarfasciitis
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Referred pain from your Back
  • Stress Fractures
  • Shin Splints
  • Achilles Tendinopathy (Tendonitis,Tendinosis)
  • Unsteadiness (unsteady due to stiff, sore feet)
  • Hammer Toe
  • Plantar Plate Tears
  • Overpronation (Flat Feet)
  • Arthritis
  • Neuroma
  • Severs (sore heel in growing children)
  • Bunion (bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of your big toe)

The Early Physiotherapy Treatment of an Acute Injury includes:

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Compression and Elevation to decrease the swelling and pain

Then the Rehabilitation part of the Physiotherapy Treatment begins

A rehabilitation programme is needed as research has shown that once injured, an ankle is prone to further injury. At Susan Quin Physiotherapy, I will make sure you are able to return to daily activities and your sport.

Rehabilitation of the Ankle, Foot and Shin can include:

  • Manual Therapy to decrease stiffness and pain
  • Exercise for strength, flexibility and movement
  • Exercise for core stability and joint control
  • Taping to support the joint and facilitate movement
  • Bracing
  • Orthotics if required
  • Advice on footwear
  • Balance exercises to improve joint reaction
  • Gait re-education
  • Strength and Conditioning specific to you and your sport

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Monday: 9am-5pm
Tuesday: 9pm-5pm
Wednesday: 9am-5pm
Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

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Susan Quin Physiotherapy provides Home Visits for Personalised Physiotherapy Assessment and Treatment in the Raheny, Clontarf, Killester, Artane, Fairview, Donaghmede, Clongriffin, Malahide, Portmarnock, Baldoyle, Sutton and Howth areas.

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